Proposed Trade Deal Could See William Nylander Moving to the Canadiens

Published July 4, 2023 at 12:29
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Speculations Around Nylander's Future with Maple Leafs

The hockey world has been abuzz following the revelation that the Maple Leafs and William Nylander are far from reaching an agreement on a contract extension. This has led to a flurry of conjecture regarding his future.


The Potential Trade to Montreal Canadiens

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A recent hypothetical trade proposal has ignited conversations about the prospect of Nylander joining the ranks of the Montreal Canadiens. The trade details are as follows:

To TOR: Mike Matheson, Riley Kidney, Jordan Harris, 2nd 2025
To MTL: William Nylander

In this proposed deal, the Leafs would receive Mike Matheson, who had an impressive run in the past season, amassing 34 points and a +7 rating in 48 games despite the Montreal team's poor finish in the Atlantic division.

The Leafs would also benefit from the addition of Jordan Harris, a promising young defenseman who made his rookie debut this year with the Montreal Canadiens, racking up 17 points in 65 games.

Riley Kidney, a dynamic playmaker and another potential acquisition, had an excellent season in the QMJHL, contributing a stunning 110 points in 60 games for both the Gatineau Olympiques and Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Moreover, the Leafs would receive a 2nd round pick in the 2025 NHL Entry Draft.


Nylander's Contributions and Expectations

Over the years, Nylander has grown into a highly skilled player, notching his first 40 goal season in the recent past. His performance in the playoffs has been particularly noteworthy, outshining the core four by scoring 4 goals and totaling 10 points in 11 playoff games.

In terms of a new contract, Nylander is reportedly seeking an annual salary of $10 million.

As Read on HabsFanatics - Trade Proposal Emerges Sending William Nylander to the Canadiens
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