Major Incentive Could Entice Matthews to Sign Long-Term with Leafs

Published June 17, 2023 at 1:51 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     

Matthews' Future



Auston Matthews' contract doesn't end until next summer, but Brad Treliving is already on the case. He wants to extend his star player for the long haul.

However, Matthews could decide to play elsewhere if the Leafs don't offer him what he wants.

With the hiring of Shane Doan, Matthews' favorite player growing up, Treliving has already started off on the right foot.



But something else could entice Matthews to sign long-term with the Leafs.

Major Incentive



In a recent radio interview, Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne talked about Matthews and what could help him decide to remain in Toronto.

A major incentive came up.

"You want to sell the #34 Toronto Maple Leafs sweater with a 'C' on the chest at some point."


Matthews would probably love to be the team's captain. With Tavares' contract scheduled to end in two seasons, it's a real possibility to see Matthews being named captain if he stays.

There's another question to be answered: does he have what it takes to be captain? His attitude hasn't always been exemplary, and last season left many fans unsatisfied.

Do you think Matthews would be a good captain?

As reported on Maple Leafs Insider - Leafs could entice Matthews with a unique opportunity if he signs long-term
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