Saturday 5:00 p.m. The closing date to ensure that William Nylander has signed up with the Toronto Maple Leafs is getting very fast and has more than a few people who feel quite nervous.
However, Mike Babcock's main coach does not appear to be among that group.
Speaking to correspondents Thursday, Babcock expressed confidence that Nylander will be in costumes with the team soon and will continue to be a member of the Books for a long time.
"We believe that Willy is going to be here and we believe Willy will go here for a long time," said Babcock. "We believe that Willy is going to be a Career Sheet."
Babcock's comments about Nylander are staying in Toronto for the rest of his career coming one day after Elliotte Friedman Sportsnet thinks about Wednesday night Tim & Sid, even if the Leafs and Nylander are working precisely, here Swede's final season will be in the Blue and White.
"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."
It seems that Babcock would disagree with this opinion.
Nylander, a limited free agent, comes back-to-back 61-point seasons. It was reported that the Leafs and Nylander camp were "close" as they came down to the wire while discussing with Nylander, he was definitely ready to accept something in the $ 6.9 million per annum.
Currently second in the Atlantic Region and only two points back from Buffalo Sabers that lead NHL, the Leafs have played very well so far without Nylander, but not That is that they would not welcome it to return. Babcock certainly seems like a man who would like to get the star back on his bench. Ditto i Kasperi Kapanen team company.
The Next Leafs play a Saturday against Minnesota Wild at 7:00 p.m. ET, couple hours after the Nylander signing deadline passed.