TSN Insider Reveals When We Can Expect A Nylander Contract

James Connelly
August 24, 2023  (8:52 PM)

We now know when to expect William Nylander to sign his next contract after insider Darren Dreger commented on the situation.

Dreger Comments On Nylander

Recently, TSN insider Darren Dreger went onto OverDrive1050 to discuss the William Nylander contract situation. His insight was quite informative.
Host: "Speaking with TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger, who I'm just assuming brought the crystal ball with him on the three-day drive to Southern Manitoba, if you can inquire, when are we going to get a deal done for Nylander? How long do you think it is?"

Dreger: "Well, I think that the player would have to agree for it to happen anytime soon. I do. And, you know, the messages that I keep receiving from my sources are, look, we're just going to have to wait and see. And I inquired earlier today about what we speculated on a couple of minutes ago. What if they went with a mega eight-year deal? And what if that number was around 9 million? Could they do that? And again, I received a non-answer back. We'll have to wait and see. So I'm going to apply that to the possibility of Nylander signing or not signing a contract extension. But as we've already established through a number of different sources here, time is on the side of the team. They don't want to lose him. They're going to continue to work on it. There's no contention here. At least I don't get that sense. It's not progressing as smoothly as it did with Matthews. But there's still time, so it's impossible to say if it'll get done anytime soon. I'd be very surprised if a deal was completed before the start of the season. I'd be genuinely surprised."

Insight Analysis

The insight Dreger provided was quite informative about what we could expect to see from the Leafs. While many are worried Nylander will go unsigned if he enters training camp without a contract, Dreger does not seem to get that sense.
It also seems like Nylander and his agent are keeping their cards close to their chest ensuring that they do not lose any leverage.
While the clock is ticking for the Leafs to extend Nylander, they still have over 10 months to work out a deal. We can expect them to work closely with Nylander and his agent, Lewis Gross, to ensure that he stays in Toronto for a long time.
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