how much impact is nylander's new contract going to have on toronto's salary cap situation?
No more than it was always going to have, unless he’d taken the most team-friendly deal in the world. The situation remains the same. The Leafs still have the space to re-sign their top players, but unless one or both agree to take extremely team-friendly deals, somebody’s going to have to get moved if they don’t want half their team to be guys playing for $1 million or less. And it doesn’t have to necessarily be one of the big guys, including Nylander. They have other contracts that can clear up little chunks of space. But if Kapanen keeps scoring, it might force a bigger move. All depends on how this season plays out for their upcoming free agents, the ones who aren’t Marner and Matthews.