Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by Warden of the North, Oct 17, 2018.
....lets stay on topic please
come on willy sign already!!!
1) Swiss Chocolates
2) Swiss Cheese
and a brand new contract to be stashed in the
3) Swiss Bank
Lets do the Trifecta AND
Lets throw out the Swiss Knife (lewis gross)
3 x 5.2
6 x 6.5
16 to 19?
4 X 5.5
7M signing bonus year 1.
5M signing bonus year 2.
I'd lay good money on a bridge right now
How did we jump from Willy XVI(16) to 19? Was there 2 threads about the cost of hockey that I missed?
In all seriousness I am very hopeful that this meeting changes the tone and direction of the negotiations as flying to meet Willy face to face shows Willy he is wanted and is important. Hoping that in the next week we can come to a solution that allows us to resign him to a number that works for us and him.
Dubas holds ALLLLLLL the cards.
For UFA, Nylander either needs 7 seasons or to be age 27. I think Nylander could have 7 accrued seasons by age 26, so sitting out a year will push his UFA status back to age 27.
For arbitration, Nylander needs four professional seasons. Since he only has three, if he sits out one year he will not have arbitration rights next offseason either.
He sits. He doesn't gain new rights, he doesn't get arbitration sooner. Everything just resets as if it was at the end of last season all over again. Except Nylander is a year older, has a year less of pro hockey in him to play before he is too old, and he makes ZERO money in the NHL for 2018/19. From the player's perspective, it is a worst case scenario.
And, oh yes, the Leafs send one helluva strong message to Marner and Matthews and their agents.
And as Nylander knows this, he will cave by November 27 and sign a deal by then.
There's nothing direct from Zurich to Pearson tomorrow, maybe Dubas took the Leafs jet. We're on a homestand it's not needed
His first year doesn't count as he wasn't on the roster for 40 games so he's 5 years away from UFA. If he sits it still goes down to 4 because of the age 27 part, so he gets that regardless but loses his pay this year which he won't do.
Thats pretty much my fault. Got carried away.
why would dubas do that ?
dec 1st is a long way away.
Probably ends around Willy #89
Clearly they're just waiting for the Nylander #29 thread to sign. I commend Warden of the North for advancing us an extra 2 threads so we can get there sooner.
Was hoping around the 10th of these that it wouldn't get to 20...seems unlikely to avoid that now .
If nothing comes relatively quickly from this 'summit' then yeah I'll just expect to wait until the end of November for Nylander to just crack and sign the deal.
that would be his best deal now. But i'm betting on Willie making another bad decision. He wont be signing anything this season.
I don't think the Leafs have a "jet" per say. I believe they contract Air Canada. Wait MLSE prob owns a few lear jets.
There was N512JT that was tracked to and from Detroit back when the Leafs got Babcock. Might be an MLSE airplane since it has all the teams logos on the side. Not sure if they still own it, they've prevented the public from tracking it since then.
Also the JT in that jet's registration totally was foreshadowing Tavares coming home.
N512JT (2010 GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE GV-SP (G550) owned by BANK OF UTAH TRUSTEE) Aircraft Registration ✈ FlightAware its coo we can look up the plane
N512JT = Nylander @ 5.12 for Just Three years
The airplane stalking is creepy.
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