Puck drop is mere hours away for the NHL season. For now, it appears that the Toronto Maple Leafs will be without William Nylander for the foreseeable future due to ongoing contract issues.
The Leafs will lose one member of their talented roster everyday Nylander dodges signing a contract with Toronto. However, Nylander is missing out on just more than skating in the NHL.
Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reported earlier today that Nylander will be missing out on some hefty cash for each day he remains without a contract. Seravalli is reporting that Nylander is losing out on anywhere from $20,000 to $45,000 for every passing day Nylander has not signed.
The Nylander 💸 Counter is running. William Nylander is losing anywhere from $20,000 to upwards of $45,000 per day for each day he remains without a contract. There are 186 days in the #NHL season. Today is Day 2 for 💰 purposes.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) October 3, 2018
Seravalli also reported that there are 186 days in the NHL season and today is day two for money purposes.
It is unknown when Nylander will sign, but if he continues to hold out on a contract, he’ll be losing a good chunk of money. One thing to point out is that the loss of money is not for games played, it is for days in the season. Which means that Nylander could lose a lot of money over the course of the season.
Nylander finished last season with 82 games played, with 41 assists and 61 points.
Mark Masters tweeted out the Maple Leafs’ lines at their first-morning skate of the regular season. The lines look pretty solid, which is negative for Nylander. If the Leafs flourish without Nylander, then it will be up to him to sign a contract as he’ll be losing money at no sweat to the organization.
Lines at 1st Leafs morning skate of the regular season
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 3, 2018
With that being said, if the Leafs crumble, Nylander may have the ball in his court. But, does he really want to risk losing out on so much money?