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Insider Makes Shocking Prediction on William Nylander's Next Contract: Can the Maple Leafs Keep Him?

Published December 24, 2023 at 8:53
BY AARON
The Toronto Maple Leafs boast a highly skilled set of forwards, and this includes several high earners.

Auston Matthews' Extension May Lead to the Leafs Losing Nylander



With Auston Matthews' recent large extension, John Tavares earning $11 million through next season, and Mitch Marner's near $11 million salary, William Nylander stands out. Nylander, who has performed consistently well since his last contract and has excelled early this season, is set for a significant pay raise. However, his increasing value may make him too expensive for Toronto to retain.


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As reported on TSN's "First Take" by Darren Dreger, Nylander, at 27 years old and in his prime, has achieved impressive stats with the Leafs this season, including 42 points in 30 games. If Dreger's assessment is accurate and Nylander is seeking around $11 million per season, he might have to explore free agency, as the Leafs could struggle to meet his salary demands, even with a potential increase in the salary cap.

For the moment, this situation is manageable for the Leafs, but looking ahead, it could become a significant challenge for general manager Brad Treliving and his team.
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