Teammates, NHLers roast William Nylander's new summer look

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William Nylander earned the approval of a legend when he went back to his old number, but now he's taking some ribbing for his latest attempt to change things up.

The Toronto Maple Leafs winger, who received a supportive tweet from Eric Lindros after switching back to No. 88 earlier this month, took some playful heat from teammates and others around the NHL after showing off his new hairstyle.

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Some fellow Leafs forwards replied with less than positive reviews.

A Boston Bruins star and a former teammate also piled on.

However, Nylander did get some praise for the new look from his brother (now with the Chicago Blackhawks) and a Leafs defensive prospect.

If Nylander is indeed trying to put last season behind him with these changes, one can't blame him.

The 23-year-old struggled after a lengthy holdout that cost him the first two months of the campaign, managing only seven goals and 27 points in 54 regular-season games before adding three points in seven playoff contests.

(With h/t to NBC Sports)

Teammates, NHLers roast William Nylander's new summer look
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