Insider Reveals Leafs Are Indeed Still Pushing for a Nylander trade

Published October 4, 2023 at 10:45

The Toronto Maple Leafs summer was a huge one, with the biggest move being the Auston Matthews extension, but it's becoming more and more clear that another move involving a key piece of their core four is coming.

William Nylander


There's been plenty of speculation around Nylander, with some predicting an extension is coming and others predicting a trade, and now, one NHL Insider has given his insight.

According to Eklund of Hockey Buzz, the Leafs are still pushing hard to trade the star forward, and while some teams aren't looking to pay their asking price, he believes Toronto is looking to make a move before the season begins.

4 Teams, all of whom have at one point or another discussed possible trade ideas with Toronto surrounding William Nylander. and one other who just inquired in the last 72 hours.

Toronto did a fine job at staying under the radar temporarily but the word is out that they want very much to move Willyideally by the opener.

Blockbuster deal incoming?

That source that Eklund spoke too revealed the four teams that showed the most interest over the summer were the Wild, Avalanche, Devils and Islanders, and while there's meant to be others involved, this is a very interesting development.

For weeks now, it appeared as though the Leafs were moving towards an extension with Nylander, but now, it appears they've been under the radar all summer looking for a big trade, and with less than a week until the season begins, this would be the blockbuster of all blockbuster's if a move were to be made.

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Insider Reveals Leafs Are Indeed Still Pushing for a Nylander trade

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