OTPP: Toronto Maple Leafs Sign William Nylander, Philadelphia Flyers Hire Chuck Fletcher, and More

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Colton. Join Ben Kerr and Colton Praill each week as they take a look at the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

Back with us this week is our special guest co-host, Ariel Melendez, Managing Editor at Last Word on Hockey.

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign William Nylander

The William Nylander saga is finally over. The Toronto Maple Leafs inked the winger to a six-year contract. How do we feel about the deal? Are the Leafs Stanley Cup Contenders with another offensive piece back in the fold? What does this mean for Jake Gardiner? How about Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner?

Philadelphia Flyers Hire Chuck Fletcher

The Flyers have replaced Ron Hextall with new general manager Chuck Fletcher? What does it mean for the future of the team? Where did Hextall go wrong? What trades should we expect, and when should we expect them? What will happen to the prospects built up under Hextall. Is coach Dave Hakstol going to be next?

Seattle Awarded NHL Expansion Team

In the worst kept secret in hockey, The NHL’s 32nd team will play in the Emerald City. Why is this market so attractive, and how will they do on and off the ice?

Tom Wilson Hits and Gets Hit

Tom Wilson received a match penalty, but no supplemental discipline for his hit on New Jersey’s Brett Seney. Just two days later, Ryan Reeves received a major penalty and a game misconduct for his hit on Wilson. Did the Department of Player Safety get these decisions right or wrong?


All this and more, as we go, On the Powerplay.


Main Photo: TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 09: Chuck Fletcher walks the red carpet prior to the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Brookfield Place on November 9, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)