BREAKING: Nylander Watch ends with him staying in Toronto , Rangers were never contenders
The William Nylander watch is over and it ends with…
Told Nylander is staying. Done deal 6 yrs.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) December 1, 2018
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 1, 2018
The Rangers were never serious contenders
From everything I could gather the Blueshirts were never really in the running to land William Nylander. It wasn’t due to a lack of interest but more due to not really having anything the Leafs needed to make this deal happen.
This was stated by Bob McKenzie weeks ago. On TSN he said, “New York Rangers have no cap issues. They’d love to have William Nylander, but they don’t have a fit either.”