Rangers very quiet as Nylander’s 5 PM deadline approaches

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Nylander Watch as many are calling it has dragged on, and on, and on…

Speculation from last week seemed to point to Nylander signing with the Leafs. Now here we are on the last day for both Toronto and Nylander to make a decision. If they can’t come to terms then Nylander sits is not eligible for the year and the Leafs who look like Cup favorites lose a major offensive piece.

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Leafs GM, Kyle Dubas and Head Coach, Mike Babcock all stand by their belief that Nylander will be in Toronto for a long time to come. Meanwhile, through 3rd parties like friend, David Pastrnak it sounds like Nylander is itching to play. Yet, as of yesterday Kyle Dubas was in contact with teams again asking for their best package.

Through all this the Rangers who are believed to not be contenders have remained very quiet. The deadline for what will happen with Nylander is at 5PM today.

What May Happen

TSN’s Bob McKenzie gave his final thoughts on the situation below. He ranks the 3 likely outcomes and being traded is a distant third on his list.


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