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Saturday rivaled July 1 here in Toronto. Radio, TV and Twitter were all littered with discussion of you-know-who. It even had a name.
Yes, it's a Leaf-mad city. There were hours of conversation in the days leading up – and all day long Saturday. And there's been hours of analysis since.
Some say great deal. Others say the Leafs made a grave error.
I'm just glad it's over. Nylander's cap hit will be $6.95 million, but he'll take home $17 million by July 1.
Yes, you read that right.
The contract games the system. Other GMs will be miffed. There are annual signing bonuses built in to protect against a lockout. And most of the deal is paid out in the first two seasons.
Fantasy owners who play salary cap games might as well jettison the guy now. $17 mil? Yikes.
Nylander was the 66th leading scorer in the NHL last season, so he sure has a lot to live up to. I'm just happy to get him back in my lineup in two separate leagues.
I hope he picks up just like Auston Matthews did when he returned from injury. And I