If William Nylander went to the Montreal Canadiens a lot of people would love it
If you think Toronto would be mad at Nylander for signing with the Boston Bruins, they would be furious if he signed with the Montreal Canadiens. That would be a massive heal turn for Nylander who loves the bright lights.
Montreal is not a good team yet but they aren’t the worst team in the league anymore either. They have some good young players to build around and Nylander would look great with all of them. He’d be an amazing addition to that group.
They are hoping for big things in the long term from kids like Juraj Slafkovsky, Kirby Dach, Nick Suzuki, Lane Hutson, and Cole Caufield but more development is needed for them all. A player like William Nylander would be great for all of them.
Nylander would get his pick of whatever center he wanted to play with there. Who knows, Macklin Celebrini or Cole Eiserman could be options too depending on their lottery luck this upcoming spring.
The NHL is a better place when the Montreal Canadiens are good. Their barn is electric factory when the playoffs enter the building. A player like Nylander might be someone worth considering so they can be that good of a team again.