The Maple Leafs have signed 2014 eighth overall draft pick William Nylander to a three-year entry level deal.
This of course is standard business and changes nothing as far as the options available to the Leafs and Nylander this Fall, of which there are three: back to MoDo in the SHL, down to the Marlies, or even Mississauga of the OHL, although the latter-most seems unlikely.
According to Article 9.1(d)(i) of the CBA, if Nylander plays less than 10 games for the Leafs this year — regardless of where (including the Marlies or the SHL) — his contract will slide because he’s in year 1 of his Standard Player Contract.
A dream come true! One step closer and a lot of hard work ahead.
— William Nylander (@snizzbone) August 18, 2014
Well, I guess all the anti-stats people can't claim the stats guys are just sitting in their mother's basement any longer. They're working for the Leafs and being compensated very well for it, I would imagine.
Nylander ranked 4th best prospect in world by ESPN's Corey Pronman.
Only behind Drouin, Ekblad and Bennett.
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@wiski lol what a sour puss
It takes a douchebag to know a douchebag.
@Burtonboy Pot...meet kettle
@Burtonboy I hate Simmons but I like seeing that. I've felt like Charron is a doucher. but now that he's working for the leafs I hope I'm proven wrong.
@Burtonboy No phone call for Steve....
@Cameron19 Simmons is not happy
@Cameron19 They're sitting in their mom's basement counting their fat stacks.
@Burtonboy Yeesh Naz, kinda setting that one up on a tee.
@Burtonboy yup I'm in this boat too, won't lie super stoked to have the Corporal back!
@Mitch_S2 We have nice things!
@wiski Simmons is just angling for a front office job with the Leafs lol
@wiski That is kinda funny
@Burtonboy Dam I read that and Bought a Bottle of Tonic from him :)
Not bad for a Vancouver fan.
@Walter_White Randy must be getting nervous
@Walter_White Metcalf and Cam Charron are 2 of 3 being hired
@Mcost61 As he should be.
@Burtonboy Love it. Dubas is making his mark.
This is from 4 days ago:
@Burtonboy I have a strange feeling that Shanny/Dubas are behind this. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.
Alright, I'm done gloating.
@dlb Mad I agree, just fun to watch