RUMOUR: Western Conference Team Eyeing William Nylander

Published August 26, 2023 at 5:03 PM
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Speculations Around Nylander's Departure

William Nylander's future with the Toronto Maple Leafs seems uncertain, especially as he observes Auston Matthews bag a record contract. Meanwhile, Leafs GM Brad Treliving hasn't yet broached discussions regarding Nylander's impending deal.

Nylander's Contract Expectations



After a stellar 40-goal and 87-point season, there's widespread speculation that Nylander aims for a salary in the eight-figure range—a figure he might easily command in the open market.


Should the Leafs not seal a deal with Nylander by the trade deadline, this could signal his exit. Another franchise might seize the opportunity to trade for him.

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Chicago's Interest in Nylander



NHL Trade Talk has recently connected Nylander with the Chicago Blackhawks, suggesting he would be an ideal teammate for Connor Bedard.

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The pairing of Nylander and Bedard seems promising, given their high skill levels. They could potentially harness tremendous synergy in the seasons ahead.

Chicago, equipped with 5 first-round picks over the next few years and a rich roster of prospects, is well-placed to negotiate an enticing package for the Leafs.


This trade could provide Bedard with an exceptional mentor and boost the Blackhawks' competitive edge by adding Nylander to their ranks.

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