Matthews (36) is 2 goals away from the career high of Tavares (38, his next high is 33). Nylander and Marner each with 58 points in his rookie season, already more than the 54 points scored by Tavares in his 82-game rookie season. To be fair, Nylander played the final 22 games with the Leafs last season, scoring 13 points for the worst team in the league record-wise.
Nylander is the oldest of the trio and he turns 21 at the start of May. These three along with other players assembled (including some also in need of new contracts in the next few years) have helped the Maple Leafs currently be on the verge of a 90-plus-point season.
Let's get Zaitsev and these guys signed first, and then we can talk Tavares imo.
Edit: If anything, in light of his injury tonight and seeing Stamkos just manage to avoid potential disaster, I wouldn't at all be surprised if Tavares chooses to avoid the risk and signs a mega-extension with the Islanders this summer. And then in a few years, if things aren't going well, he forces his way out to a team of his choosing - much like Rick Nash with Columbus. That way he'll still get his 8-year deal/extension and the big bucks that come with it, he'll be worth that contract to the Islanders as their big/only draw, he'll give the new management team a chance to improve things, and even if it's less than ideal because he forces their hand, his loyalty to the Islanders rewards them with some assets back in a trade.