Everyone must do their part in signing a key player for the future of this franchise. Obviously, the front office and management must physically have Nylander sign the deal, but what about the game operations team?
When Trevor Moore was called up eleven days ago, everyone assumed it was for the big California road trip that is happening this week. But then he was sent down just five days later – so what’s happening?
Yet another day passes where Nylander is not signed and his name is being swirled around in rumours about his future. Whether he foregoes all of this season, gets traded, signs a long-term deal, or signs a bridge deal – every avenue is being explored in the rumour mill.
As reported by some questionable sources, Nylander apparently wants a contract that will have him come in at a cap hit of $8 million per year. I say, give the man his damn money.
Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Nikita Zaitsev is lined up to have an interesting season. Coming off of a lackluster 2017-18 regular season and his sophomore year in the NHL, the Russian blueliner is still to be relied on by Mike Babcock and co.
The reigning Calder Cup MVP will now have a full season in the NHL to flourish and find what kind of major league player he can be. The sky is the limit for Johnsson.
It’s hard to comprehend how fortunate the Leafs front office is when it comes to the NHL Entry Draft in recent memory. But what if they weren’t so lucky after all?
The Leafs took their second preseason game in a row against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night at the Canadian Tire (fire) Centre.
Every team needs superstar players to win and there is no doubt about that. Teams that actually win, however, have that forward depth that all other teams dream about when they are eventually knocked out of the playoffs.
This upcoming season for the Leafs will no doubt be one of the most exciting we have seen in decades. And that excitement should trickle down throughout the system to all of our young prospects that were drafted this past June.
The ongoing post-Game 7 discussion about the Leafs defence is mind-numbing – but there’s nothing better than discussing your team’s sixth or seventh defenceman in August.
I was asked to do the mailbag this week so here it is. How limited? — Adam (@ElSeldo) August 20, 2018 More limited than Frederik Gauthier’s offensive ceiling. I’ve been chomping at the bit to ask this one: Where do you get your ideas? — Hunter Follon-Crowther (@HunterCrowther) August 20, 2018 I ask…