What will the Leafs do with William Nylander?
Dubas gave his highly quoted answer to the question of whether or not he could keep all four of Matthews, Marner, Nylander and Tavares: “We can… and we will.” Tavares demanded that commitment. If he was going to make the leap, he craved assurances the team would not go backward.”
“The depth and promise in the system was crucial to him,” the above friend adds. “Dubas laid out a plan to keep the best of them, and John believed in it. He was impressed.”
In the statement Dubas has promised John Tavares that the four core players will be with the team… You have to wonder if Dubas did not think William Nylander would hold steady and want a $8 million/year contract and no bridge deal. The Leafs cannot afford that salary and Nylander will not get it.
The question now is, can the Leafs get Nylander signed or will he will traded for a good young defenceman?
Latest Anaheim Ducks trade rumors
Ottawa Sun: Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray will be feeling the heat to go shopping after the club lost forward Corey Perry for an extended period with a knee injury. The Ducks will try to find the solutions from within, because that’s their only choice at the moment, but if they don’t get off to the kind of start people expect, don’t be surprised if Murray decides to add through a trade.
Will the Blue Jackets trade Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky?
The Columbus Blue Jackets have their own issues with unrestricted free agents Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky showing no signs of sticking around. The Jackets will have a decision to make at the deadline, but if they’re in a playoff position, it’s doubtful Columbus will deal either player. Losing defenceman Seth Jones for six weeks won’t make the task any easier