The Nylander Deadline Closes Soon
Pierre LeBrun : "The Maple Leafs' priority is still to sign William Nylander, but to my understanding, with only two days left until the signing date, Toronto has returned to some teams and suggested using the trading offers as best as possible … which makes sense. "
Gord Stellick :" Respect Both sides are firm in their positions, but if the deadline has passed without consultation with Nylander, then both sides have failed their negotiation. Hope and confidence in Babock's optimism is the true scenario!
Scott Walker : "Remember, even if the Leafs Nylander sign a long-term contract today, it does not have a typical AAV hit. A 6.9 million maturity deal would bring in $ 9-9.5 million this year and $ 6.5 million in the remaining years. A good thing for the leaves … The ripple effect, of course, is that it makes trading fairly difficult. Would not be shocked if he did not settle if they can not make a deal.
With the deadline of December 1, 17:00 ET, just before takeoff, here's an updated spreadsheet highlighting expected year 1 and years 2 + varying cap hits for a potential William Nylander Deal, with 127 remaining days in the season and based on the two most speculated contracts. pic.twitter.com/YhsRaFUKeS
– CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) November 30, 2018
Chris Johnston : Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock: "We believe Willy is here We Believe that Willy will be here for a long time. We believe Willy will become a career paper.
TSN : The deadline for William Nylander to sign a contract to play this season is tomorrow.
Pierre LeBrun: The Toronto Maple Leafs are You still tell the teams that they intend to sign it, but they've sent to interested teams that if you're serious, it's time to step up.
"Tell us what you are willing to give William Nylander . That does not mean that there will be a trade, but I think these are the Leafs that make sure that on Saturday, when it ends in a tightrope – and this is certainly true at the moment – that they have Plan B ready Remember that this still means if he does not sign that they need to trade him, but that could last until the 25th of February and the off-season.
Bob McKenzie: The Maple Leafs do not mind The potentially higher salary cap hit Nylander this season, but is a problem for some interested teams like the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and Minnesota Wild.
"It's not impossible to trade the Toronto Maple Leafs William Nylander but as the time progresses, the market for Nylander and a trade in the Leafs is shrinking for the reasons we've been talking about for weeks. If a player does not sign at the beginning of the season and signs all year round, this will affect the upper limit. So when Nylander receives a High Six contract with an AAV (average annual value) of $ 6.8 or $ 6.9 million from the Leafs. The maximum amount for the first year will increase by $ 9.5 million. "