Elliotte Friedman Reports Nylander Sweepstakes Down To Three Teams.

Published November 6, 2018 at 12:50

"The clock is ticking as we get closer to the December 1st deadline regarding William Nylander. If Nylander isn't signed by the Leafs or any other team by the 1st of December, he'll be ineligible to play for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. The Leafs and Nylander are hoping to get a deal done, however the two sides are still too far apart when it comes to the money. Nylander still standing by his $8million asking price while the Leafs and general manager Kyle Dubas are standing by their $6.5million offer. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman stated over the weekend that Carolina is willing to go "all in" to acquire Nylander and with a recent Sportsnet 690 appearance he added there's a couple of other teams looking to land the forward. «I think the thing that's interesting is that I do think they know that Carolina is very interested. I said that on the weekend. I think Carolina has some of what they want. I think the Kings are very interested, I just don't think the Kings have what they want. I think Minnesota is interested, I'm not convinced Minnesota has what they want – I just don't know, to be perfectly honest.
«So I think it's obvious to say right-hand D, but I think if you're subtracting him from your roster, you're subtracting a skilled player and they might look back at that too.»

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