In this week’s MLHS Podcast, Nick Ashbourne and Anthony Petrielli discuss the recent reports of William Nylander’s new contract AAV possibly landing over $11 million, the state of the team’s defense, and the demise of Ilya Samsonov/emergence of Martin Jones in net.

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Episode Overview

  • The recent reports of William Nylander’s new contract AAV landing north of $11 million and the possibility of Nylander’s matching David Pastrnak’s contract (0:45)
  • The benefits of getting Nylander under contract vis a vis Mitch Marner’s next contract and Nylander’s strong fit in Toronto (15:20)
  • Elliotte Friedman’s mention of Michael Nylander’s role in the negotiations (26:20)
  • The state of the defense now that it is healthy, Simon Benoit’s emergence, and Mark Giordano’s return to the lineup (30:30)
  • TJ Brodie’s regression so far this season and what the pairings should ideally look like before the playoffs (46:20)
  • Quick thoughts on the goaltending situation with the waiving of Ilya Samsonov, Dennis Hildeby’s call-up, and Martin Jones stepping up (52:15)