There’s been a lot of William Nylander content recently, with the deadline now slightly over 48 hours to him either re-signing, or sitting out the season. He could, of course, get traded, but there’s no deadline on that until February, although he couldn’t play unless a deal is signed before Saturday.
His teammates, however, definitely want the Swedish superstar back.
Longtime friend Kasperi Kapanen had this to say:
Kasperi Kapanen says he’s had dreams that William Nylander signed. Then he wakes up and realizes it’s “just a disappointment.”
— Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel) November 29, 2018
Same, Kappy. Same.
From William’s linemate and face of the franchise, Auston Matthews:
Auston Matthews on Nylander saga: "All of us really hope it gets resolved soon so we don’t get asked this every day by the media and can just focus [on what] helps this team. He’s a big part of this team; he wants to be here. I think everyone expects he’ll be here very soon"
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) November 29, 2018
Same Auston, same.
And lastly, from Mike Babcock:
Mike Babcock: "We think Willy's going to be here and we think Willy's going to be here a long time. We think Willy's going to be a career Leaf."
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 29, 2018
Lot of quotes, a lot of positivity. Do the players know more than they’re letting on? Will they quit on Dubas if they can’t get a deal done?
So what do you think? Are we all just waiting for the announcement at 4:59 on Saturday? Is William going to sit out the year? Has he really been signed this whole time? Is he signing a short-term deal? A bridge deal? An eight-year deal?
Will he sign one day contracts for the rest of his career?
Let us know in the comments below.