The Toronto Maple Leafs have been looking for a top 4, right-shot defenseman for some time and one may become available as we approach the NHL trade deadline.
Will the St. Louis Blues trade Colton Parayko for William Nylander?
Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic discusses a potential Colton Parayko trade and states if the St. Louis Blues are entertaining the idea of trading Parayko, it would have to involve an established player coming back and not picks/prospects.
Rutherford feels the Toronto Maple Leafs would be a good fit for a Parayko trade and William Nylander would have to be the player coming back in this potential trade scenario.
This trade might not be a trade deadline deal but an offseason move. Nylander has one more year left on a $6.9 million contract and can the Maple Leafs afford to re-sign him? He will likely be seeking an $8 million/year contract in his next deal that will take him out of his prime years.