Nylander feeling no extra pressure to sign with Leafs after Larkin's deal

Posted On: Aug 16, 2018   |   Posted By: TheScore

William Nylander says he doesn't feel there's any heightened need to get a contract done with the Toronto Maple Leafs following Dylan Larkin 's new long-term pact with the Detroit Red Wings. "Now that contract negotiations have started you're more aware of what's going on with things like that," Nylander told NHL.com's Mike Zeisberger on Thursday. "Right now, once something like that happens, you're more updated on what's going on around the league, more educated. But once you sign, I don't think you pay attention to that. "There is no extra pressure or urgency to get something done just because guys like sign." Nylander is a restricted free agent without a contract entering the upcoming season. It's not unreasonable to compare the 22-year-old Maple Leafs forward's situation to that of Larkin, who was an RFA himself before inking a five-year, $30.5-million deal with the Red Wings last Friday. Larkin is also 22, and he produced 63 points while Nylander posted 61 last season. However, Nylander...

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