Update Regarding New Nylander Contract.

Published August 15, 2018 at 12:13

"The Toronto Maple Leafs roster for the 2018-19 season looks pretty locked up for the moment, however there's still some unfinished business. The Leafs and general manager Kyle Dubas have yet to come to an agreement with restricted free agent William Nylander. With Nylander under team control, there's no stress to get a deal done, however as we get closer to training camp, it needs to get done. James Mirtle of The Athletic appeared on TSN 1050 radio and spoke on the situation:«I think it will get done in early September, maybe a couple days before training camp. I mean, we see that with the RFAs are still quite a few that are unsigned right now that sometimes that training camp date acts as a pressure point on the two sides to come to a compromise.
I'm sure what is on the table what is being discussed with William Nylander is do we do a bridge deal or do we try to get some term? And if we get some term, can we mitigate how high that number is going to go?
So, I would think an eight-year deal and probably seven-year deal might be too expensive for the Leafs to pull off, so they may be looking at something like a six-year contract. You look at what Dylan Larkin got with Detroit. He got $6.1 million a year for five years and his numbers are weaker than William Nylander's. That's a pressure point right there for the Leafs, where it's gonna force Nylander's number up, so it's going to be an interesting one.
I think you're going to see a two-year deal or a six-year deal would be my prediction.»Do you think Nylander will sign a long term deal or bridge deal?

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