I’m told that William Nylander is paramount in trade dialogue with San Jose for Erik Karlsson. Other parts to be included, strategically and financially. Landing Karlsson might end the 56-year Stanley Cup drought. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/8sd9gmm2ta
– Howard Berger (@Berger_BYTES) July 12, 2023
We’re all waiting to see the Sharks trade him to another club, and we’re wondering where he’ll end up. We know that the Penguins are in the running for his services, as are the Hurricanes…
Basically, we’re talking about William Nylander as the centerpiece of the deal on the Maple Leafs’ side, and other “assets” would also have to be added in order to come to some sort of agreement.
There’s a lot of talk about Nylander in Toronto right now, and not necessarily for the right reasons.
At least, since we’ve heard from the team’s fans that he’s asking $10 million per season for his next contract, we think he’s lost his mind.
After all, the problem isn’t necessarily Nylander’s current value. Rather, it’s the fact that the Leafs will never be able to give him that kind of money with Tavares, Matthews and Marner already signed to very lucrative contracts.
The idea of doing a “swap” with the Sharks to get Karlsson therefore makes sense because Nylander could leave for absolutely nothing in the summer of 2024. But…
It’s not as if they necessarily need to add a (very) offensive defenseman, since they already have Morgan Rielly and John Klingberg in their ranks for next season.
Of course, Karlsson is on another level… But the principle remains the same in the end.
What’s certain is that a transaction of this kind would have the effect of a bomb in the four corners of the NHL. After all, we’re talking about two excellent players for their respective teams…
– Nice little visit.
Look who paid a visit to Canadiens Hockey School today!
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) July 13, 2023
– The NHL is heading to Sweden next season.
The @MapleLeafs, @DetroitRedWings, @Senators and @mnwild will be contesting regular-season games at Avicii Arena as the League returns to Stockholm, Sweden from Nov. 16-19 for the 2023 #NHLGlobalSeries.#NHLStats: https://t.co/M0yzkMZkME pic.twitter.com/kwqphxdsj5
– NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 13, 2023
– Great deal for the Stars .
The Dallas Stars have offered a one-season, $900,000 contract to forward Ty Dellandreahttps://t.co/aryqXqF077
– RDS (@RDSca) July 13, 2023
– He’s got his work cut out for him.
“What we’re trying to do is improve and get better, and then we’re going to just take a step a day.” – Mike Babcockhttps://t.co/8FDjyqwyTd
– Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 13, 2023
– Will they be able to win this time?