NHL Insider Leaks a Major Plan For The Blackhawks to Sign William Nylander
BY SKY NOVEMBER 12, 2023 (4:12 PM)
Recently, John Buccigross, an ESPN anchor, raised eyebrows by suggesting that the team might sign William Nylander this summer.
Nylander, currently in a standout season with 22 points in 15 games, is in the final year of his contract. With the Toronto Maple Leafs facing salary cap constraints, Buccigross sees an opportunity for the Blackhawks, armed with $12.5 million in cap space, to secure Nylander as an unrestricted free agent.
The strategic move aligns with the Blackhawks' potential rebuild conclusion, especially with rising star Connor Bedard in the lineup. Buccigross emphasizes the importance of utilizing Bedard's talent, drawing a parallel to the Edmonton Oilers' situation with Connor McDavid, where playoff success has remained elusive throughout McDavid's whopping 9 years in the NHL that have flown by.
As the Blackhawks consider this move, it could signify a shift in approach compared to other teams, showcasing General Manager Kyle Davidson's willingness to make bold decisions for the team's future. The upcoming months will reveal whether Buccigross's prediction becomes a reality and how it might shape the trajectory of the Chicago Blackhawks.
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