Meeting with Maple Leafs Knies, signing Oilers Savoie

The Toronto Maple Leafs may not be close to seeing the college’s high-potential Matthew Nice suit up, but the Edmonton Oilers are close to signing their own college prospect, Carter Savvy.

“That’s what’s going to happen,” Elliott Friedman of Sportsnet said during the 32 Thoughts segment. Hockey Night in Canada On saturday. “Toronto and Nice are going to meet in the next few days to discuss her future. She’s ready and they want to get her. Here’s the problem: she has an unfinished business.”

Specifically, Friedman said, the Niger team, the University of Minnesota, “dropped out of the Frozen Four semifinals, they got a good team to return to next year and also added a potential Logan Cooley, one of the worthy top picks. For this year’s draft. So, my I think the biggest thing is, does Nice want to come back next year and win a national championship? Against Toronto. I don’t think it’s a situation where Maple Leafs are worried they won’t be able to sign him in the long run. “

Nice, 19, is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound left winger who added one goal and three assists in three Frozen Four games for 44 points in 44 games, including 17 goals and 25 assists in the Big Ten.

Meanwhile, things look better for the Eulers, who are successfully persuading the 5-foot-9, 192-pound left winger Savoy. A native of St. Albert, Alta, Savoy, 20, scored 23 goals and 22 assists for 45 points in 38 games for Denver.

Jeff Marek of Sportsnet said during the same 32 Thoughts segment, “The other things we’re following right now are the University of Denver’s Carter Savoy.” “The question is, will he go back to his junior year or will he become a pro? We hope he’s out of college, he’s leaving the junior year. . ”

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