This would be a reason TO shouldn't trade with Minny, Minny like most teams is up against the Cap and would need to move players to fit Nylander so a trade with Minny would mean TO would have to take back deadwood or quantity in exchange for quality which I consider Nylander to be.
If you're suggesting Dumba for Nylander essentially, I'd pass as I think Dumba is Phaneauf light.
Perfect opportunity for the Leafs to get rid of Nylander and get some help on the blue line.
Leafs don't need him. His idea of what he's worth to the team is greatly exaggerated. I wouldn't pay his asking price.
Time to move on?
Yes trading Nylander for a superior d-man makes sense but who, which teams have a superior d-men pool from which they could afford to trade. Nylander isn't worth $8 mil.say most Leaf fans so which team should be excited to trade with TO knowing what his demands are.
TO is vulnerable to being taken in any transaction while in this state and I doubt would be able to get fair value.
Anyway this is a good article dealing with how difficult it might be to trade Nyla