Bobby Orr Comments On Auston Matthews Extension Talks.

Published July 23, 2018 at 1:11 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs locked up forward John Tavares through the 2024-25 season, now the team has to focus on it's own talent. Restricted free agent William Nylander is still without a contract while both Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner are eligible for extensions. It'll be interesting to see what Nylander signs for, because if it's long term, it'll help lay the ground work for the possible Matthews and Marner extensions. Bobby Orr was on TSN recently and spoke about the possible Matthews extension as his agency is currently handling Matthews contract talks. «You're not going to read much about it. Our guys will be trying to get it done and hopefully we will. But you're not going to be reading something about it every day. You can guess all you want. When it happens, it will be announced. We're not having a big thing about it. The job is to get the job done, make the Leafs happy, make Auston happy, and let's go. That is what it is about.»
If they can't get it done this year, there might be some red flags, but the door will still be open. «I don't think it's about the money. The kid is going to be a heck of a player. It's like John Tavares in free agency. It's nothing about money. It's where he wanted to play. He wants to play in Toronto. If it doesn't happen this year before the season starts, he still has a year left and he'll fulfil his contract and we'll see what happens after that. Hopefully, they will get it done. He likes Toronto and he wants to stay in Toronto. I'm sure they'll get it done.»
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