Rasmus Sandin continues to ride the pine in Sweden and has no intention of coming back to the Toronto Maple Leafs unless he gets a new contract on his terms.
Sandin’s agent is the same agent that represents Maple Leafs forward William Nylander and we all remember that Nylander held out until the last minute to get the contract he desired.
It is believed that agent Lewis Gross is playing the same game with Sandin as he did with Nylander but in Sandin’s case, he only has 88 games of NHL experience under his belt but wants to be paid.
What have the Toronto Maple Leafs offered Rasmus Sandin?
Rumors have GM Kyle Dubas offering Rasmus Sandin a deal similar to Timothy Liljegren’s a two-year, $2.8-million bridge contract.
With Sandin rejecting the Leafs contract offer, talks are at a standstill right now.
What are NHL Analysts saying about Rasmus Sandin
Elliotte Friedman was on Sportsnet 590 and stated Leafs assistant General Manager Brandon Pridham met with Sandin’s agent in New Jersey earlier this week to let the Sandin camp know that the Leafs will not budge on a two-year bridge contract as noted above or the one year qualifying offer at $832,500.
Poulin stated with the Leafs having zero salary cap space, the limited number of games he has played, Sandin has no bargaining rights to land the big deal he seeks. Sandin needs to play games and prove himself to land the contract he wants.
If Sandin is not signed by early December, then Rasmus will be forced to sit out the season and can try and negotiate a new contract next season or the most likely scenario, is he will be traded.
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