Dubas can now turn to Matthews and Marner.
TSN : Bob McKenzie on Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Duba's attention is now focused on the outstanding limited free agents Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner after William Nylander's situation is over.
McKenzie believes Maple Leafs would like to start negotiations with Marner and Matthews.
"The first problem Who goes first and who goes last? It seems to be the feeling that both boys prefer that the other one go first and then see where they are. And if nobody wants to go first, the deal will obviously never materialize.
Toronto is trying to be proactive in its proactive approach, but the potential Plan B would be more reactive.
What about Mikko Rantanen Brayden Point Patrik Laine ? All of these people have spectacular numbers comparable to Marner and Matthews in different areas. Would the boys go first?
Dubas says Nylander will not trade him
Dave Feschuk of The Toronto Star : William Nylander signed his six-year anniversary this weekend at just under $ 42 million. There was speculation that he could eventually be traded by the Maple Leafs.
According to Nylander, no trade takes place.
"Kyle has told me several times as long as he's here, he will not trade with me," Nylander said on Monday.
TSN Radio's NBC analyst Pierre McGuire did not think that was important yesterday.
"If it's not on paper, it does not really matter," says Pierre McGuire, the former NHL coach, NBC analyst, said Tuesday on TSN Radio.
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TSN analyst Ray Ferraro does not believe you should tell anyone he should not be traded.
"My first thought (after hearing Nylander's comment) should not tell anyone that because you just do not know it, "said Ray Ferraro, the TSN analyst and former NHLer." What if a trade arises Toronto is incredibly attractive and the other team says, "We want that Nylander is part of this package. "What are you doing then?"