Author Topic: Why William Nylander is too good for the AHL & why Red Wings' Model isn't best  (Read 3189 times)

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William Nylander is the most prized prospect the Leafs have had in a very long time. So developing and taking the right steps is necessary in order for the Leafs to "do it right." In my blog post, I speak about why he's not up with the big boys, why they should bring him up, and what the next steps are, I also speak about the flaws in the Red Wings' model. If you're a Leafs fan, it can be read here - . Go Leafs Go!
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Is Nylander more "prized" than Rielly was/is?
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Hello Nik, I wouldn't necessarily say that Morgan Reilly is less prized than Nylander but there has been much more hype surrounding William than there was with Reilly. And that tends to happen with a flashier player like Nylander. That being said, both are unbelievably talented and have the potential to do damage for the Leafs for a long time.

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Reilly can jump his own hight from squating position, can William do this. Rielly can bench press a cow and I am not sure William can do this. Nik may be on to something here
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I disagree.

Nylander is right where he is suppose to be. Lighting up the AHL and getting his confidence. DET has had a playoff team for more then 20 years straight. SO it works

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Nylander is looking good, probably good enough to play in the NHL, but I don't want him anywhere near the Leafs at this time.

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Yes William is where he should be and growing into a Man's body, perhaps not quite Matts 6'4" frame but once he adds a few more pounds of muscle and gets thru this season with the Marlies then he will be ready.
I am getting pretty excited about a Kadri, Nylander, Holland centre core next year.
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Most importantly has William Nylander booked with VehicleTourGuide? How good can he be if he hasn't found out yet who he really is? Have you offered him a complimentary tour with an expert such as yourself?

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Does anyone else find it odd that his username is a shameless plug for his own blog?

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I think Nylander would be fine in the NHL this year, but I'd rather he stay down in the AHL for the time being, fine-tuning his play beyond scoring at a ridiculous pace for a <20. For those that have watched him, does he still occasionally take shifts off? Does he just wave his stick on defense, or does he use his superior speed and body positioning to separate opponents from the puck?

My preference would be for him to step into the NHL at centre right away on a sheltered scoring line, rather than going through the wing. I think if Kadri is dealt without an up and coming centre prospect (20-22 year old) coming back in that or another deal, we might see Nylander.

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For those that have watched him, does he still occasionally take shifts off?

He's not 100% Canadian, so yes.

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This is a valid question but I think the thread initiator should post the reasons here, not use this board to flog his blog.  Otherwise it's pretty much like posting clickbait.

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This is a valid question but I think the thread initiator should post the reasons here, not use this board to flog his blog.  Otherwise it's pretty much like posting clickbait.

There was a Hockey News article about the 5 AHL players that should be in the NHL.  Nylander was listed #1.  I like that he is in the AHL though, and I think it's still the right decision to keep him there. 
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This is a valid question but I think the thread initiator should post the reasons here, not use this board to flog his blog.  Otherwise it's pretty much like posting clickbait.

I completely agree. It's also not like he's posted here for any length of time. It's for the specific purpose of driving views to his blog. I wouldn't be surprised if this popped up on other forums.
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This is a valid question but I think the thread initiator should post the reasons here, not use this board to flog his blog.  Otherwise it's pretty much like posting clickbait.

Agreed. It's a perfectly valid discussion topic, but instead, we get clickbait spam.
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