Major Claim about Nylander's Future with the Maples Leafs revealed by Insider

Published October 29, 2023 at 12:00

An insider made a big update on William Nylander and the Maple Leafs.

Toronto Maple Leafs Might Still be Considering Nylander Trade


William Nylander's exceptional start to the season is noteworthy, especially when you factor in that he still hasn't inked a deal for next year. The talented forward has been on fire with a 12-points streak in just 8 games.

William Nylander ties the Leafs record for a season-opening point streak with this goal 🔥😎

The renowned insider Eklund suggested that the Leafs haven't dismissed the idea of trading Nylander. However, his exceptional performance has made the negotiation a bit more complicated. Other teams are also aware that they'll need to sign him if they trade for him.

« They are definitely still looking to move him,» the source said, «however we all know he's a streaky player and we all know he wants a lot in contract, and we all know how much The Leafs needs to move him eventually. It's gonna take somebody getting desperate to add scoring when they lose a player. If Patrick Laine is out for longer than expected, then you could definitely see Columbus getting involved because they need to.»

Trading or Keeping Nylander?


The Leafs would only entertain the idea of trading Nylander if the return is irresistibly good. As of now, his $6.9 AAV offers arguably the best value in the NHL. Any trade involving him would need to be extremely advantageous given his current form.

With rising injuries and Klingberg's struggles, the Leafs might need to bolster their defense. But it's a decision they'll weigh carefully. After all, they risk losing one of the current top scorers in the league.

Conor Timmins. Jake McCabe. And now, Timothy Liljegren. The Maple Leafs' defence is getting an early stress test as the injuries mount.

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Major Claim about Nylander's Future with the Maples Leafs revealed by Insider

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