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MAJOR | Latest action from the Maple Leafs suggests which member of the core four will be moved

Published May 20, 2023 at 12:37
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Once the Maple Leafs got eliminated from playoff contention at the hands of the Florida Panthers, William Nylander had expressed his will to join the Swedish club at the men's World Championship.

Leafs Drag Nylander Back to Canada

For Europeans, the World Championships always hold lots of meaning and the Swedes within the Leafs' organization, Nylander and Timothy Liljegren were notably eager to join the tourney. A report from Gord Miller earlier today raised lots of eyebrows:




This raises lots of intrigue since Liljegren was given permission, but not Nylander. This situation offers lots of 'Asset Protection' vibes perhaps because the Leaf intends on trading their Swedish star. If he were injured during the tournament, this would hurt his trade value.

Nylander has a modified no-trade clause (10-team list) that will kick in on July 1st, 2023 and once the 2023-2024 season ends, he'll have complete control of his next destination. The Maple Leafs will have many tough choices to make soon since there is no way they'll be able to retain all of the core 4's services, Nylander and Matthews only have a year remaining on their deals, while Tavares and Marner have two.

Is moving Nylander the right choice for the Leafs?
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MAJOR | Latest action from the Maple Leafs suggests which member of the core four will be moved

Should the Leaf be trading Nylander?

Yes17461.7 %
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