Dramatic victory for California at the World Serieshttps://t.co/NWn4oqUSo5
– RDS (@RDSca) August 27, 2023
When the Maple Leafs extended Auston Matthews’ contract earlier this week, everyone realized that William Nylander would probably have to leave to get a contract fair to his value.
Canadiens Rebuild Set to Reignite Habs – Leafs Rivalry | Canadiens Connection ep 258
– Rick Stephens / Rocket Sports (@RocketSports) August 27, 2023
Traikos explains that the price to pay will be extremely high and that Canadiens fans won’t like it. He names a few names that should be part of the discussion if Kent Hughes wants to get his hands on the Swedish forward.
If the Habs trade Cole Caufield, I think Montreal explodes. Not only is he the Habs’ main prospect, he’s been a crowd favorite since his arrival in the NHL.
If you go to the Bell Centre this year, count the number of jerseys with the number 22 on the back. You’ll see just how popular this player is.
As impressive as Nylander is, with 80 or more points in his last two seasons, he doesn’t look like the kind of player who could light up a Montreal crowd.
Above all, he’s probably not capable of looking as cheerful and fun as Caufield. In my opinion, the idea of Caufield should be dismissed immediately.
That’s what’s going to be important once the Habs are back among the league powers: staying there. And to stay there, you need to keep the players in place. If Kent Hughes keeps his key players and builds around them, it’s likely to inspire confidence in the star players and convince them to stay.
And on the Maple Leafs’ side, we can expect a good return, but never as big as a Cole Caufield. They’ll have to lower their expectations if they don’t want to lose Nylander as a free agent in 2024.
– We wish him success this year.
“It’s incredible to play on the Arthur-Ashe. It’s always been a dream of mine, so I try to take every opportunity.”🤗🎾https://t.co/Rja6wwauFW
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 27, 2023
– Winning with a circuit: the dream.
– Simply dominant.
Playoff Goals Saved Above Expected Leaders over the last 5 seasons (via https://t.co/UhiXiqZfOk):
26.6 – Andrei Vasilevskiy (2021)
20.8 – Andrei Vasilevskiy (2020)
18.6 – Igor Shesterkin (2022)
16.3 – Sergei Bobrovsky (2023)
15.5 – Andrei Vasilevskiy (2022)
Playoff Vasi. pic.twitter.com/Wyw3N2689f
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 27, 2023
– A dominant performance.