Auston Matthews Throws Subtle Shade at William Nylander in Recent Interview

Published August 27, 2023 at 10:46
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Matthews Throws Shade at Nylander


After inking his landmark contract with the Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews found himself center stage, facing dozens of questions. While many of his answers were insightful, one comment drew significant attention, seemingly targeted at teammate William Nylander.

When posed with a question about Nylander's laid-back demeanor and whether he'd prefer every teammate to have a similar temperament, Matthews responded:




"To an extent, for sure." He is not a fan of Willy's chilly nature at "all times"

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The Nylander Contract Saga

Matthews' comment may hint at an underlying tension relating to Nylander's contract negotiations. Unlike Matthews, who committed early, talks about Nylander's extension seem stagnant.

Nylander's casual approach to his contract talks might seem lazy to some. This can pose a risk to the Leafs' long-term plans, as persistent disagreements might lead to trading him.

The looming question remains: Will Nylander stay with the Leafs? If not, the team would ideally want valuable assets in exchange for such a skilled player. The ball, it seems, is in Nylander's court.

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