Major Concern Rises Over William Nylander's Recent Performances

Published February 6, 2024 at 4:31 PM

William Nylander's season took a sharp turn following his lucrative contract extension, leaving Toronto Maple Leafs fans concerned about his recent performance.

Nylander had an outstanding start to the season, positioning himself for a substantial pay raise. Negotiations initially hovered around $9-10 million annually, but he secured a deal worth $11.5 million per year, fueled by his stellar early-season performance.

However, since signing the contract, Nylander's form has dipped significantly. While it was expected that he might not sustain his initial pace, his current slump is among the worst of his career, raising red flags for Leafs supporters.

William Nylander since signing the extension:

11 games
— 2 goals
— 8 points
— -4
— 5-5-1 record
— 7 games with 0 points
— as many points as Nick Perbix

Tough time for a slump.

The Leafs are banking on Nylander's resurgence, given the substantial investment they've made in him for the next eight years. As a key component of the team's future, he carries significant responsibility, especially when his performance doesn't meet expectations.

While this slump may be temporary, Leafs fans are eager to see Nylander return to his scoring form soon. However, his inconsistency is worrisome, especially considering the hefty investment the team has made in him.

Source: Hockeypatrol
February 6   |   99 answers
Major Concern Rises Over William Nylander's Recent Performances

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