Two months of no big news came to an end when William Nylander signed his contract on Saturday night. That was the crack in the damn that brought it all down and flooded Leafs Nation with news.
First, there was the return of Nylander, which gave us a first look at the new, Lou free look we’re being treated with this year.
Kyle Dubas on William Nylander: "As much as people said letting him go past the deadline was the nuclear option, trading him would've been worse" | Maple Leafs Hotstove
Agent Lewis Gross on the William Nylander contract negotiations: "This was not Michael driving the bus. This was not me driving the bus. This was Willy driving the bus." | Maple Leafs Hotstove
Then some dummy asked if Nylander would be sent to the AHL
LOL! Mike Babcocks reaction when asked if he would consider a Nylander brief AHL stint 🤣 #TMLtalk pic.twitter.com/eLLKOa9SXC— David Nestico (@davidnestico200) December 4, 2018
Of course, we needed to make room for Nylander, so someone had to go.
Maple Leafs trade Josh Leivo to Vancouver to make roster room
I heard the Maple Leafs are putting a plaque on his stool in the press box in his honour.
Then there’s the varied reactions we all had to Nylander.
We’re Suing Everybody
Miscellaneous Leaf Thoughts: NYLANDER
Back to Excited Episode 40 - All Nylander, all the time
In non-Nylander news, World Junior Championship camps are starting soon and a couple of Maple Leafs have already gotten their invites.
Ian Scott named to Team Canada selection camp roster for the WJC
Filip Kral named to Czech WJC camp
It was a busy Monday. Will Tuesday be any different?
William Nylander is now a point of reference for teams with pending RFA’s.
William Nylander’s contract a benchmark for Hurricanes as they negotiate Sebastian Aho extension
The Flyers hired Chuck Fletcher as GM, sadly passing on Dave Nonis
The biggest decision since the Lindros trade made as Flyers hire Chuck Fletcher
Good news for the Leafs as the NHL projects a $4m bump in the Salary Cap
Gary Bettman: NHL salary cap projected to be $83 million for 2019-2020 season
The Penguins got in on the trades today as well
Daniel Sprong Trade: did the Pens make the right call?
Tyler Bertuzzi got suspended, like uncle like nephew I guess
Tyler Bertuzzi gets two-game ban for altercation with Matt Calvert
Finally, let us never forget what a disaster Eugene Melnyk is.
DevCore Group Ready to Take Over LeBreton Flats
Enjoy your day everyone!