Shane Wright Involved in Major Trade Proposal

Published July 9, 2023 at 3:29 PM

Trade Scenario Involving Wright

Shane Wright's name is once again in the midst of the public's whispers. After a controversial draft last year and a difficult first season where he started in the NHL only to end up in the OHL, he's now involved in a blockbuster trade scenario with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In Toronto, the salary cap situation is less than ideal. They are well above the limited cap space and they need to offload multiple contracts before the season starts.

Toronto's in Trouble

One major piece of the puzzle is William Nylander, whose contract extension negotiations with the Leafs haven't been going well. Trade rumors have been circulating since the summer began.

The following one is currently going viral on social media:


Shane Wright
Adam Larsson
Kraken's 1st round pick

William Nylander
T.J. Brodie

By making this trade, the Leafs could stop worrying about Nylander's extension as well as most of their salary cap problems. Wright still has two years left on his entry-level contract, which is close to the league's minimum wage. They would also acquire Adam Larsson, a solid defenseman, to replace Brodie.

The Kraken would gain a great forward who could help them replicate last year's playoff experience. Nylander would fit well within the Kraken's organization and potentially fill a significant offensive gap in their roster. However, Shane Wright will play in the NHL someday, and the team that has him in their lineup will likely be pleased. Brodie would also bring experience to the Kraken's defensive core.

Would you trade Shane Wright for William Nylander?

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Shane Wright Involved in Major Trade Proposal

Would you trade Shane Wright for William Nylander?

Yes19557.7 %
No14342.3 %
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