The contract impasse & # 39; William NYLANDERS finally ends.
The restricted free agent signed agreement & # 39; six years with the Maple Leafs a & # 39; Toronto on Saturday, just before 5 p.m. Deadline & # 39; ET. The Leafs announced the extension will pay the average NYLANDERS & # 39; $ 6.9 million annually from the second year to sixth year and $ 10.2 million this season.
The agreement brings to an end nearly five negotiating period between the general manager of the first year Kyle Dubas and representatives & # 39; NYLANDERS, agent Lewis Gross and his father Michael, who had seven & # 39; NHL teams and been traded five times in his career.
"I need to look for myself and make decisions and my agent believes that those are correct", said NYLANDERS in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in early & # 39; October. "I need to think long-& # 39; time. It is my future we're talking about here."
Forward Mike Peca was the most recent player to put a full season because of a contractual dispute, and decreased the 2000-01 campaign with the Buffalo Sabers at the age of & # 39; 26 years.
As the deadline & # 39; signing & # 39; NYLANDERS been approached, it is believed that the Maple Leafs were willing to allow it to pass more to meet the reported demand of the player & # 39; long-term agreement with & # 39; annual average value in the range of & # 39; $ 8 million.
Dubas, whose bid was said to & # 39; about $ 6 million, seemed to leverage in & # 39; talks, because the season an impressive 18-8-0 record this season and Creating a & # 39; Kasper side Kapanen 22 years, that changed NYLANDERS the right on line with & # 39; Auston Matthews earlier this season.
The arrival of & # 39; & # 39 NYLANDERS you; or does not mean the end of & # 39; the time of skating & # 39; Kapanen plus & # 39; Matthews, who returned to the side on Wednesday after sitting for months with & # 39; & # 39 scarves leftist injured ;. Kapanen and NYLANDERS were best friends and roommates since joined the Marlies of & # 39; Toronto, affiliates Leafs of the American Hockey League, during the 2015-16 season.
Many players increase
"Willie Everyone wants to be here", said Kapanen f & # 39; & # 39 reports in; October. "He's a big part of the team. He brings a lot of energy and a lot of offense to our team."
Dubas stated weeks ago that he was not worried about how NYLANDERS signed and insisted that it was not buy Switzerland b & # 39; & # 39 with talent, a team of 30 & # 39; the other league. However, he was assistant GMs Brandon Pridham and Laurence Gilman in tow during the trip with the recent road team from Raleigh, N.C., where the Hurricanes were linked & # 39; the NYLANDERS trade rumors.
Kadri, who scored 32 goals in & # 39; each of the last two seasons, had to wait until the day before camp & # 39; training in & # 39; September 2013 before signing his pact & # 39; two years, $ 5.8 million on the heels of & # 39; 18- point & # 39; in the closely divided campaign performance.
"It's a bit stressful", Kadri, which began six years, extension & # 39; $ 27 million in & # 39; April 2016, told SportsNet in & # 39; September. "It's not the easiest thing to pass. [Nylander] is a great player, is a great partner and loving to have him around. "
The discount & # 39; hometown?
NYLANDERS has 48 goals and 135 points in & # 39; 155 NHL games & # 39; regular season. During the stalemate, the contributions on the ice & # 39; often were compared with & # 39; Nik Ehlers of & # 39; Winnipeg (AAV of & # 39; 6 million USD) and David PASTRNAK the Boston Bruins ($ 6.7 million).
Ehlers scored 60 points in the age season & # 39; 21 and signed for seven & # 39; years and $ 42 million while PASTRNAK, who had not & # 39; NYLANDERS as teenagers in Sweden, recorded 80 points in 21.
At the beginning of & # 39; in October, the president & # 39; Maple Leafs, Brendan Shanahan, said youth team players should consider accepting less money to provide the best chance to acquire the franchise first Stanley Cup since 1967.
Matthews and Marner pending RFAs Dubas but made it clear that, along with & # 39; NYLANDERS, spend the early years of their career in NHL & # 39; Toronto, regardless of the term of their contracts.
Many expect a similar salary for Matthews to order Edmonton Oilers, the master & # 39; $ 12.5 million AAV of & # 39; Connor MCDAVID while Marner, the point & # 39; the peak & # 39; Leafs in & # 39; this season with & # 39; 36 in & # 39; 26 a game, can & # 39; ask for something in the range of & # 39; AAV of & # 39; & # 39 Jack of AIC; $ 10 million as the Sabers standout has 32 points in & # 39; 27 competition.