The Toronto Maple Leafs and William Nylander finally came to an agreement on a new contract after Nylander's lengthy holdout. 

Nylander got what he wanted and avoided a bridge deal getting a total of six years and $45million. 

Former Leafs general manager Brian Burke took some shots at current Leafs' management regarding the deal while on Sportsnet. 

"My objection to the Nylander deal is two-fold. One, he's the sixth-best player on the team," Burke said. "He's the sixth-best, arguably the seventh-best, on the Toronto Maple Leafs and they paid him all this money.

"I also think that if they were going to throw this much money at him, they should have done it in August and not had him miss training camp. If you're going to give away the farm like this, do it early and get him in camp."

"I do believe (Nylander won the negotiation)," Burke added. "The notion that you'll put more money on the table late, that's a lesson that the agents for these other players are going to learn that with Toronto all you have to do is hold out and they'll up the ante. That's dangerous ground."

It's an interesting point brought up by Burke, what do you think of his comments?


Source: Sportsnet
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