As Labour Day weekend winds down, NHL General Managers will be back in the office from their summer vacations and finalizing their rosters before the NHL season starts in October.
It is time to look at one final hypothetical Toronto Maple Leafs rumor of the summer and this one involves forward William Nylander going to the St. Louis Blues.
Will William Nylander be traded to the St. Louis Blues?
The future of William Nylander with the Toronto Maple Leafs remains uncertain. It is unclear whether he will stay with the team, be traded, or be kept until the next offseason to see if he can be re-signed.
What we do know is he is seeking a salary of $10 million a year from the Leafs.
The proposed trade:
To St Louis Blues
RW – William Nylander ( $6.96 million a year, free agent next summer)
To Toronto Maple Leafs
RD – Colton Parayko ( $6.50 million a year, under contract for seven more years)
LW – Jake Neighbours ( $835k with two more seasons until restricted free agency )
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A blockbuster trade of this magnitude would only work if Nylander agrees to a contract extension with the Blues.
Parayko also owns a no-trade clause and would have to waive it to be traded and rumors from last season suggest he would be open to playing for a Stanley Cup playoff-contending team.
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