With a few days deadline, nobody knows what will happen to William Nylander and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Talented Swedish brothers are up to noon. EN On December 1, to sign a contract, or a limited free agent 2018-201. An NHL campaign will be considered ineligible.
Nylander, who is 22 years old with 135 points in 185 career NHL games, basically offers four options that could be played by Saturday: signing a short-term deal, signing a long-term deal, getting a sale, or staying unsigned and sitting all season.
Regardless of what is happening with Nylander in the short term, his long-term future with the team that made him the eighth overall in the 2014 NHL project is still unclear.
Sportsnet Elliotte Friedman shared his point of view on this topic when arriving on Tim and Sid.
"One thing I believe, no matter what happens, is that it will be William Nylander's last season like the Toronto Maple Leaf," Friedman said. "Will he sign, if he does not sign it, it will be. And even if he signs, I think Toronto will do it later.
"In one way or another, I think it's over. I would be surprised if he will play Toronto next season."
The Toronto salary limitation only complicates matters. Although they currently have plenty of space to move around, Maple Leafs has a few unacknowledged RFAs that will require new deals next summer. Among them are Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, both of whom could potentially be more profitable than anything that Nylander comes to accept.
Friedman noted this at the first interval of the Leafs-Sharks game.
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