Western Conference Team Rumoured to be Heavily Interested in William Nylander

Published September 5, 2023 at 10:09 PM

Every day that passes when William Nylander remains unsigned by the Leafs is another day closer to a potential trade, now potentially with a Western Conference team.

Canucks Looking at Nylander

Recently, insider Eklund at revealed that the Vancouver Canucks where in the running for the Nylander sweepstakes.

According to several sources today the Canucks have jumped into the fray on the Nylander sweeps. How much will it take to get William?


A deal to send Nylander to Vancouver would certainly sting at first, but for the right assets, it could work.

Mock Trade

A potential trade between the teams could include the following assets:

Brock Boeser
Jonathan Lekkerimaki
2024 1st round pick (top 10 protected)
2024 3rd round pick

William Nylander (8-year extension in place)
2024 5th round pick

Vancouver has stated that they want to stay competitive throughout their rebuild, and with Elias Petterson also wanting to be competitive, adding Nylander would keep him happy. Nylander could also be part of the Canucks long-term plan.

The Leafs would get a potential replacement for Nylander in Brock Boeser, who scored 55 points last year, as well as a future potential star in Lekkerimaki. They would also add some much-needed draft picks.

Either way, as time passes, the likelihood of Nylander remaining a Leaf for the long term gets lower and lower.

As seen on Hockey Patrol - "Rumor: Canucks Interested in a trade with Maple Leafs involving Nylander"
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Western Conference Team Rumoured to be Heavily Interested in William Nylander

Who wins the mock trade?

Leafs3247.8 %
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