NHL Free Agents 2024: Early look at the top five players

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William Nylander and the Maple Leafs could not have enough room to make a deal.

With a hefty extension for Auston Matthews as well as future extensions for John Tavares and Mitch Marner to worry about, signing William Nylander might not be the easiest thing int he world for Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving.

In fact unless Nylander were to take a home team discount, I think there is a good chance he can be heading towards a hefty pay raise this next summer. Nylander is in the final year of a six year $45 million contract he signed on Dec. 1 of 2018.

Since signing that contract Nylander has put up 295 points in 336 NHL games including 129 goals. His best season was this past year where he registered 40 goals and 87 points, which was second best on the team behind Mitch Marner.

Nylander is only 27 years old and still has a lot of hockey ahead of him, he really does get to choose where he plays down the line and it could make for a pretty fun bidding war next summer.