With the closing date just a few days away, no-one knows what will happen with William Nylander and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Swedish funny bone has up to 5 p.m. ET on December 1 to sign a contract or otherwise the limited free agent is not considered to be ineligible to play during the NHL 2018-19 campaign.
Nylander, a 22-year-old with 135 points in 185 NHL career games, definitely has four options that could be played by Saturday: signing a short-term agreement, signing a long-term contract, trading or unsigned stay and sitting out full season.
Whatever happens with Nylander in the short term, his long-term future with the team that drafted an eighth overall in the NHL 2014 Design continues to be depressing.
Elliotte Friedman Sportsnet shared his opinion on the issue during an appearance on Tim and Sid.
"The same thing I believe, no matter what happens, is that it will be the last season of William Nylander as Toronto Maple Leaf," said Friedman. "If you have a sign or even sign that does not sign, this will happen. And even if it's signed, I'll" Believe that Toronto will trade it with the latest update.
"One way or the other, I think this is over. I would be surprised if I could play to Toronto next season."
The situation of Toronto pay cap is only a matter of further complexity. Although they currently have enough space under the cap to navigate, the Maple Leafs have a wealthy RFAs that are about to be dealt with during the next summer. Among these are Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, who both could win a more profitable cap than Nylander does.
Friedman noted that during the first game to start the Leafs-Sharks game.
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