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Major Trade Proposal Sees William Nylander Returning Home


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Joe El-Khoury
May 29, 2023  (10:11)
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There's a murmuring in the heart of Toronto that the Maple Leafs could be on the brink of a radical lineup change. The Leafs' big four are feeling the squeeze, and insiders suggest that William Nylander, Mitch Marner, or possibly even Auston Matthews may have their names on the chopping block for the upcoming offseason.

The Leafs find themselves under the looming shadow of Matthews' contract expiration. With only one year remaining on his deal, and an anticipated yearly paycheck in the $13-$15 million range, the Leafs must navigate a tight financial ship.
The Leafs are also faced with Nylander's contract drawing to a close next year, a situation poised to demand a hefty pay increase. Juggling the substantial financial expectations of both players is a tall order for the Leafs' checkbook, and one they're unlikely to manage.
With that being said, trade scenarios are being thrown everywhere on the internet. An intriguing trade proposal has been gaining traction over on Capfriendly.com. The innovative idea, quite a coup if it goes through, proposes sending William Nylander, Connor Timmins, and Boston's 2023 1st round draft pick to the Calgary Flames.
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In exchange, the Leafs would welcome Elias Lindholm, Rasmus Andersson, and a 2023 2nd round draft pick from Calgary.
For Nylander, a move to Calgary could be more than just a professional shift. It's a return to his roots. His father was a Flames stalwart, and the city itself is his birthplace. Could this move see Nylander don the Flames jersey and lead the charge for the next generation? Only time will tell.

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