Nylander return allows Maple Leafs to search for best blueprint

Sportsnet

Just days after being a veritable quote machine in his first public appearance since signing his new contract, William Nylander was back to talking like William Nylander today.

Not much to say. Stick to the talking points. Kid would be a good politician.

"I’m just glad everyone was okay," he said multiple times when asked about a minor fender bender he and Kasperi Kapanen were involved in on Friday en route to the airport. "I’m just trying to focus on the game tonight."

From Nylander’s very brief account, he was driving when a female driver with a passenger turned into his car. Apparently she recognized him, and after sorting out the usual details, everyone went on their way.

"I’m just glad everyone was okay," he said once again.

So we move on, although that didn’t stop head coach Mike Babcock, who like many coaches seemed in a better mood after a loss than a win, from making his media audience chuckle with a story about how Tomas Holmstrom bolted into his office after arriving behind schedule before a game, saying he and Nicklas Lidstrom had been in a car accident.

#hockey, #professional

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