Joined: Dec 2018
It was always going to take this long to sign Nylander simply because of the rule that allows you to get more of the cap hit in the first year of the contract.
As the Leafs do not have cap room to use next year and its Matthews and Marner as opposed to Nylander I don't seeing it be so drawn out.
Now the Marleau deal I never liked but hope there is some agreement behind the scenes that he can be traded next season and that it was structured in this way so he could get his money with a reasonable cap hit.
Now lets talk about finding a way so that Tampa can't artifically get extra cap because of the tax situation.