Insider Believes Nylander will be Traded to Conference Rivals Soon
BY JULIEN TREKKER AUGUST 19, 2023 (2:02 PM)
An insider reported that a trade is coming soon...
Nylander Trade Imminent
A trusted insider may have given us a clue about a potential development. Eklund from Hockey Buzz has reported that the Maple Leafs are currently in discussions with the New York Islanders regarding a trade involving William Nylander.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau is also believed to be included in the potential deal.
An update on the situation is expected later today, according to the same insider.
Islanders Need More Offense
The New York Islanders' scoring woes have been no secret in recent years. The acquisition of Nylander could provide the offensive spark they so desperately need.
Nylander had an impressive season last year, amassing 87 points in 81 games while playing for the Maple Leafs. If he joins forces with Barzal or Horvat, he could significantly impact the Islanders' offensive play.
Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs would benefit from parting ways with Nylander by freeing up some much-needed salary cap space. Nylander's nearly $7M salary would certainly provide some financial relief for Brad Treliving.
As seen on Hockey Patrol - Rumour: Maple Leafs and Islanders Working on Nylander Trade