Leafs Rumors: One Interested Team That Has The Cap Space To Trade For William Nylander

The Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves in a challenging situation due to significant salary cap issues.

Recently, an arbitrator awarded goalie Ilya Samsonov a $3.55 million contract, pushing the team $12 million over the cap. Even with the relief from Jake Muzzin's LTIR, they are still over by $6.756 million.

As a result, trade rumors have started circulating, suggesting that the Leafs might consider trading William Nylander instead of signing him to a long-term deal.

The Nashville Predators are being mentioned as a potential trade partner due to their available salary cap space.

In a potential trade scenario, the Leafs will likely be looking for a first-round pick and a promising prospect in exchange for Nylander, as they can't afford to take on any more cap space.

Such a trade could help address Toronto's salary cap constraints while maintaining a strong roster for future success.

Amidst these trade speculations, Nylander's departure could also create opportunities for other players, such as Tyler Bertuzzi and Max Domi, to step up and fill the offensive void in the Leafs' lineup.

That being said, Nylander, and the career-best 40 goals and 87 points he racked up last season, would be a massive loss to the Leafs' offense. Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports