It has been some time since William Nylander surfaced in our Rumor Roundup. That is as a result of his camp and Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brad Treliving have saved their contract negotiations out of the media.
Slated to develop into a UFA subsequent July, the 27-year-old ahead will solely say that he hopes to stay a Leaf, however his focus is on the upcoming season.
Because the summer season, there’s been ongoing hypothesis about Nylander’s future. Some pundits imagine he’ll play out this season in Toronto, doubting the Leafs may discover anybody who can afford what could be their hefty asking value or his $6.962-million cap hit.
Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped some observers from suggesting Nylander will probably be traded earlier than the March 8 commerce deadline.
Earlier this summer season, NHL Community’s Mike Rupp advised Nylander is perhaps match with the rebuilding Anaheim Geese. He repeated that suggestion last Friday. His colleague Steve Konroyd additionally felt the Leafs must commerce Nylander, doubting that they’ll afford what could possibly be $10 million yearly to re-sign him to a long-term deal.
It appears extra probably that the Leafs will hold onto Nylander, as their odds of profitable the Stanley Cup are higher if he is within the lineup. Nonetheless, we will not dismiss the likelihood that he finally ends up shopped to the best bidder by the commerce deadline.
Accidents may decimate the Leafs’ lineup this season and threaten to derail their playoff hopes. A major roster weak spot may develop that may solely be suitably addressed by peddling an asset like Nylander earlier than March 8.
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