Sunday, 21 July, 2019


Maple Leafs excited for Nylander's return after contract extension

Mar 24 2018 Toronto Ontario CAN  Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander celebrates after scoring against Detroit Red Wings Mar 24 2018 Toronto Ontario CAN Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander celebrates after scoring against Detroit Red Wings
Noah Ferguson | 05 December, 2018, 11:59

Leafs coach Mike Babcock indicated after his club's optional morning skate that Nylander won't necessarily need to practise before getting in a game. "Of course everyone nowadays just goes right to a phone, so about 20 of us go over, grab our phones".

"We want him back, for sure", defenceman Morgan Rielly said.

Nylander agreed to terms on a six-year contract with Toronto on Saturday minutes before the 5 p.m. ET deadline.

TSN's Bob McKenzie tweeted that the contract carries a pro-rated salary of $10 million ($6.77 million) plus a $2 million signing bonus for this season, and in the second year, the base salary is $700,000, with a signing bonus of $8.3 million. The agreement was reported mere moments before Saturday's 5pm deadline, meaning the 22-year-old will be eligible to suit up for Toronto this season.

"You guys (the media) got one day and then you've got to find something else to talk about", Toronto forward Auston Matthews said.

With that being said, the Toronto Maple Leafs have left themselves the flexibility to keep Nylander if he plays very well.

The Maple Leafs had no interest in trading William Nylander, and though some think otherwise, there will be little interest in trading Nylander any time in the future. "It'll take us four or five days to get him in the lineup, but as soon as we can we'll get him in". "Everybody has a role and I'm happy to do my part and I know what my role is, and go out there and do it every night and try to do it every night to the best of my ability to help the team win". Hopefully he gets us on a run here, get in a couple practices. The Leafs felt that he was comparable to a player such as Nikolaj Ehlers of the Winnipeg Jets, who signed a seven-year deal worth $6 million annually last October.

"Having him back, it's just going to add more fire to this team and make us deeper", Marner said.

With one talented forward now back in the fold, adding yet another high-end offensive piece has the Leafs excited for a few reasons.

The Maple Leafs selected Nylander with the No. 8 overall pick in 2014.

The Calgary-born Swede has 48 goals and 87 assists for 135 points in 185 career games.

"They kept me with the Marlies for a long time, and that's fine", Kapanen said.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Former Seahawks CB Brandon Browner Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

    Former Seahawks CB Brandon Browner Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

    Browner had a previous relationship with the victim and had been arrested for domestic violence against her earlier this year. Alongside Darrelle Revis, Browner helped New England defeat his old team in Super Bowl XLIX.
    Qualcomm stops bid for rival NXP

    Qualcomm stops bid for rival NXP

    The massive merger between Qualcomm and NXP have been approving in eight other jurisdictions. Qualcomm first announced plans to acquire NXP, based in the Netherlands, in October 2016.
    Beef recall expands to 12 million pounds amid continuing concerns of salmonella

    Beef recall expands to 12 million pounds amid continuing concerns of salmonella

    Missouri has several outlets where consumers may have purchased the meat that could contain Salmonella . Customers are urged to throw these products away or return them to the place of purchase.
  • Donald Trump Spins 90 Day China Truce as 'Big Leap Forward'

    Donald Trump Spins 90 Day China Truce as 'Big Leap Forward'

    Again, this is a move in the right direction but the road to a lasting deal will be littered with potholes and could break down. This suggests that both countries have a lot to lose if the trade deal isn't finalised within the newly set 90-day time limit.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Official! | Best Features

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Official! | Best Features

    For the first time ever in a Qualcomm chip, an NPU dedicated to machine learning tasks and related to AI will be present. It'll take seconds to download a full TV season , and doctors will be able to perform remote surgeries in real time.

    Holiday song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ frozen out by U.S. radio station

    However, this year there's at least one radio station in the United States that won't be keeping up with this tradition . WDOK radio station, based in Cleveland, Ohio, say it is inappropriate in the #MeToo era.
  • Urban Meyer to retire as Ohio State’s head coach

    Urban Meyer to retire as Ohio State’s head coach

    He lost star defensive end Nick Bosa to an early season-ending injury, and the Buckeyes' defense never fully recovered. Meyer insisted he was going to coach beyond 2018 but more recently he had been noncommittal on his coaching future.
    Trump and Xi agreement buys time in trade war

    Trump and Xi agreement buys time in trade war

    Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid primarily produced in China that has caused thousands of deaths in North America in recent years. The Buenos Aires deal shows that both sides are aware that the tariffs could damage the global economy, it said.
    Can Issa Diop grow into West Ham talisman?

    Can Issa Diop grow into West Ham talisman?

    So when he's at his best, he is a real player, very risky going forward. "You can not concede those goals to those big teams".
  • Tsunami warning as magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off New Caledonia

    Tsunami warning as magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off New Caledonia

    The warning identified vulnerable areas including Vanuatu's Anatom Island, Esperitu Santo; New Caledonia's Noumea and Fiji's Suva. New Caledonia, a collection of islands in the South Pacific, has been owned by the French since 1853.
    Jose Mourinho refuses to give team news to MUTV

    Jose Mourinho refuses to give team news to MUTV

    United face Arsenal sitting seventh in the table, 16 points behind leaders Manchester City and eight adrift of the top four. It doesn't surprise me the top teams are looking at him.
    Trump says hopes to meet N.Koreas Kim in January or February

    Trump says hopes to meet N.Koreas Kim in January or February

    The statement said Xi and Trump "agreed that great progress has been made with respect to North Korea ". The content of this image is as provided and can not be independently verified.

U.S. gives Russian Federation 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty U.S.  gives Russian Federation  60 days to comply with nuclear treaty Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said that his country is suspending its obligations under the agreement. However, Nato allies would have to agree unanimously to have any new missile deployed in Europe.

Singapore passport second in new ranking, behind UAE Singapore passport second in new ranking, behind UAE A UAE passport holder can also obtain visas from 54 countries upon arrival, said the Passport Index in its December 2018 report. Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Norway and South Korea made it into bronze position.

Woman, Two Kids Cross into U.S., Stopped by Border Patrol Woman, Two Kids Cross into U.S., Stopped by Border Patrol The child that suffered a facial injury was treated by border patrol agents, according to CBP. All surrendered to border patrol agents who arrived on the scene.

Sonali Bendre back to India Sonali Bendre back to India With support from her family and friends, Sonali has always remained positive in her outlook as she battles the serious ailment. Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre who was fighting with cancer has now returned back to Mumbai after five months of treatment.

We have photos of Priyanka Chopra's wedding gown and WOW We have photos of Priyanka Chopra's wedding gown and WOW Ralph Lauren , who designed custom-made outfits for the wedding, took to Twitter to congratulate the bride and groom. The event was underway at the glitzy Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur , in the Rajasthan state of northwestern India .

Washington Redskins not likely to sign Colin Kaepernick, Jay Gruden says Washington Redskins not likely to sign Colin Kaepernick, Jay Gruden says It doesn't appear Kaepernick will get the same chance Sanchez did Monday - to play for the first time since the 2016 season. Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh was the Jets' quarterbacks coach for Sanchez. "It's very hard .

GOP senators turn up heat on Saudi prince following CIA's Khashoggi briefing GOP senators turn up heat on Saudi prince following CIA's Khashoggi briefing Paul was not allowed in the Tuesday briefing, which was limited to relevant committee chairmen and select other participants. Haspel left the briefing and did not respond to CNN's questions about whether the briefing would satisfy senators' concerns.

Russian Federation in 'material breach' of nuclear arms treaty: NATO statement Russian Federation  in 'material breach' of nuclear arms treaty: NATO statement Trump in the past has called for the USA to ramp up its defense spending and put more energy into arms development . We'll build it up until they come to their senses.

Special counsel notes Flynn's cooperation Special counsel notes Flynn's cooperation It is unusual for a USA president or any senior government official to comment on court proceedings. So, to recap: In Trump's opinion Stone has "guts" because he'll never testify against Trump.

‘Perception’ of Pac-12 hurt Washington State. AD says ‘Perception’ of Pac-12 hurt Washington State. AD says It will be the second appearance at that bowl for the Cougars, who beat Baylor 10-3 in the 1994 edition. It will be the first time the two schools meet in football.

First female victor of Ballon d’Or asked to ‘twerk’ on stage First female victor  of Ballon d’Or asked to ‘twerk’ on stage Mario Mandžukić, who retired from global football after the World Cup, was ranked 25th. I didn't really think about it at the time to be honest.

Trump claims 'BIG leap forward' in China trade talks, but details unclear Trump claims 'BIG leap forward' in China trade talks, but details unclear "The negotiations with China have already started", Trump said in a series of tweets on trade talks between the two countries. He noted that the talks would be finalized within 90 days after his meeting with President Xi Jinping at the G20 forum.

National Lampoon-themed Christmas display causes panic National Lampoon-themed Christmas display causes panic The next day a passerby reportedly saw the display and panicked, thinking a real person was hanging from the gutter. The woman who answered was the nanny, KVUE reported , and she said she would let the family know about the 911 call.

Britain can unilaterally stop Brexit A British government spokesman said the advice would change nothing for Prime Minister Theresa May's government. While it is a non-binding ruling, the opinion of Advocate Generals are mostly followed by judges at the ECJ.

Michelle Obama's advice for Meghan Markle Michelle Obama's advice for Meghan Markle In the book, the former First Lady also revealed she "stopped even trying to smile" during the US President's 2017 inauguration. According to reports , Obama quickly apologized for using the expletive, telling the crowd: "I thought we were at home, y'all".