William Nylander's future with Leafs allegedly takes a turn for the worst!

Does this signal the end?



New Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving has already used up what was left of his team's salary cap space with the new contracts for Tyler Bertuzzi, Ryan Reaves and Max Domi. As it currently stands, they're in the hole by $8.3 million, meaning that a move will have to be made in order to get under the restraints of the salary cap. 

And this could mean that one of their high priced players could soon find themselves on the way out of Toronto. And if this latest report is any indication, it could in fact be forward William Nylander.

The Swedish forward is entering the final year of his current contract, and he'd like to earn what he sees as fair compensation for his services with his next deal. Reporter Chris Johnston has indicated that the two sides are nowhere close to a new contract, as Nylander is seeking a deal that would pay him at least $10 million AAV, while the Leafs are only willing to offer around $8 million AAV.

Nylander has one more season remaining on his contract that carries an annual average value of $6,962,366. In 521 career NHL games, all with the Leafs, he's scored 177 goals (including having scored a career high 40 last season) and 253 assists for 430 career points. 

Leafs fans, will Nylander's camp be able to agree on a new contract before he's up for grabs next summer? Or does this alleged contract demand essentially price him out of Toronto's budget? 

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