HOUSEOFHOCKEY  /  NHL  /  NEWS

Massive Turnaround for William Nylander in Toronto

Published August 8, 2023 at 1:16 PM
BY

Following a prolonged stalemate between Nylander and the Leafs, there appears to be a glimmer of hope on the horizon for contract negotiations.

The Deal to be Made




Reports suggest that Nylander had initially sought out a substantial $10 million contract, a sum that arguably exceeds the Leafs' financial capacity. GM Brad Treliving has set his sights on a more realistic range of $8 to $9 million.


Although after an extended period of inactivity, recent updates from TLN indicate that discussions between the two sides have resumed. While it remains unclear which party is showing flexibility, it's plausible to assume that Nylander's camp may be the one making concessions.

The Money Problems



image

Given the Leafs' limited cap space, it's challenging for them to present an offer enticing enough to bring Nylander back to the negotiating table. Of course, this scenario could change if the Leafs explore potential trades to free up space or opt to allow other free agents to depart at a lower cost. However, as the situation drags on, the complexity of the matter is likely to increase.

As Read On Hockey Patrol - "BREAKING: Massive Update for William Nylander in Toronto"
POLL
August 8   |   256 answers
Massive Turnaround for William Nylander in Toronto

Do you think Nylander will stay with the Leafs his entire career?

Yes5421.1 %
No20278.9 %
LIST OF POLL
Latest 10 stories