Frozen Fantasy: Seismic Shift
Frozen Fantasy: Seismic Shift

This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.

Saturday rivaled July 1 here in Toronto. Radio, TV and Twitter were all littered with discussion of you-know-who. It even had a name.

Nylander Day.

Yes, it's a Leaf-mad city. There were hours of conversation in the days leading up – and all day long Saturday. And there's been hours of analysis since.

Some say great deal. Others say the Leafs made a grave error.

I'm just glad it's over. Nylander's cap hit will be $6.95 million, but he'll take home $17 million by July 1.

Yes, you read that right.

The contract games the system. Other GMs will be miffed. There are annual signing bonuses built in to protect against a lockout. And most of the deal is paid out in the first two seasons...

You've reached the end of our free article preview.

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only NHL Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire NHL fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janet Eagleson
Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
DraftKings NHL: Wednesday Picks
DraftKings NHL: Wednesday Picks
FanDuel NHL: Wednesday Value Plays
FanDuel NHL: Wednesday Value Plays
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday Picks
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday Picks
NHL Barometer: Risers & Fallers
NHL Barometer: Risers & Fallers