From last evening if you missed it:
- No news
- Could all be solved in seconds.
- He thinks Nylander will wait for Saturday for the best Leafs offer
- Leafs will think he’ll be more likely to settle for their deal on Saturday.
- McKenzie does not think a trade is probable because the Leafs don’t want to trade him, and there a few teams who can afford his cap hit this year, plus the Leafs aren’t being offered fair value.
- Rank the likely outcomes: 1, signs 2. holdsout 3. trade, with 3 a distant third well after the other two.
For today, this post will function as a liveblog of news. Now, chances are there won’t be any, but you never know. Watch out for fake twitter accounts, try not to get carried away too much in comments, and don’t forget there’s a game later today.
We’ll have a preview at some point, and until then, have a look at the Leafs playing outdoors yesterday in St. Paul:
Team White wins— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 30, 2018
Marner led the way pic.twitter.com/ohKAG8hVfU
Not to over simplify things but it’s pretty elementary: TOR will make its final, best offer to William Nylander today. He’ll either accept it or not. It’s highly highly highly unlikely, tho technically still possible, he’ll be traded. Sign or sit for the year seems to sum it up.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 1, 2018
If it gets done, it sure seems like the likelihood (not to be confused with a sure thing) is it being a 6 year deal somewhere just north of David Pastrnak’s 6 x $6.67M. How much North is the obvious key here. I’d be surprised if it’s as high as $7M but we shall see.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 1, 2018
Mark Masters in St. Paul on video.
All the management is in St. Paul, including Shanahan. Dubas has promised a media avail some time today.