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SportsRick Zamperin: Maple Leafs and Mitch Marner won’t go down to the wire, will they?

11:01  23 july  2019
11:01  23 july  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

How close did the Blue Jackets come to offer-sheeting Mitch Marner?

How close did the Blue Jackets come to offer-sheeting Mitch Marner? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek discussed the latest updates surrounding Mitch Marner and the possibility of an offer sheet coming his way during Thursday’s episode of 31 Thoughts: The Podcast. The post Packers profit drops 98 per cent to $724K after two playoff-less seasons appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

+ We may be in the dog days of summer but there’s not a day that goes by that Maple Leafs fans don’ t wonder about what the future holds for star winger Mitch Marner . The 22-year-old, who wrapped up his second annual Marner All-Star Invitational charity event on Friday

Mitchell Marner (born May 5, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently a restricted free agent, while his rights remain with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey

Rick Zamperin: Maple Leafs and Mitch Marner won’t go down to the wire, will they?© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner speaks to the media at Scotiabank Arena.

We may be in the dog days of summer but there's not a day that goes by that Maple Leafs fans don't wonder about what the future holds for star winger Mitch Marner.

The 22-year-old, who wrapped up his second annual Marner All-Star Invitational charity event on Friday, is on the verge of hitting his biggest payday as his agent negotiates a new contract with Toronto general manager Kyle Dubas.

Marner, the Leafs' leading point producer over the last two seasons, is coming off a year in which he played in all 82 games and set career highs for goals (26), assists (68) and points (94).

Report: Blue Jackets spoke to Marner's agent about offer sheet

Report: Blue Jackets spoke to Marner's agent about offer sheet Report: Blue Jackets spoke to Marner's agent about offer sheet

By Rick Zamperin News Anchor 900 CHML. As of Monday, Nov. 26, there is still no contract agreement between the Toronto Maple Leafs and William Nylander. next summer — and dare I say it, fall — when he has to resign Matthews and fellow star forward Mitch Marner , who was tied for sixth

Last year, Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas said he “can and will” sign Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner — all exceptionally talented, impending restricted free His agent, Darren Ferris, has said that they will wait until after this season to launch into serious contract talks with the Leafs .

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So it's no surprise that the Markham, Ont.-born Marner wants to be among the highest-paid players on the team along with Auston Matthews (US$11.634 million per season) and John Tavares ($11 million). Matthews and Tavares are ranked third and fifth in the NHL (Edmonton's Connor McDavid is No. 1 at $12.5 million) when it comes to their annual salary cap hit.

Signing Marner to a contract worth north of $11 million would make him the highest-paid right-winger in NHL history, earning more than Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane ($10.5 million) and recently crowned Hart Trophy winner Nikita Kucherov ($9.5 million).

While the negotiations between Dubas and the Marner camp continue, Leafs fans can't help but think about the what-ifs.

Weekend FTB: Marner camp hits roadblock in negotiating offer sheets

Weekend FTB: Marner camp hits roadblock in negotiating offer sheets Namely, that other teams aren’t any more willing to give them what they want. In the recent 31 Thoughts Podcast, Friedman divulged some new maybe-sorta news in the recent history of other NHL teams trying to negotiate with Marner’s camp about an offer sheet. Emily Sadler summarized one of the juicier bits in her piece on Sportsnet: Friedman, when asked by Marek, said this: “This is what I’ve heard about Marner. And again, everybody’s being quiet so we’ll see how close to the truth this actually is. Last Friday, when Joey said that, everybody was talking about the Islanders.

Mitchell Marner News. Maple Leafs Post: Mitch Marner . He proved talented enough as a teenager to be offered a hockey scholarship by the University of Michigan, though he turned it down to play for London. The Maple Leafs and mapleleafs .com are trademarks of MLSE.

+ Scoring 50 goals in an NHL season is a special achievement. The same can certainly be said for reaching the 100-point plateau. With just two weeks to play, both milestones are within reach for Toronto Maple Leafs stars John Tavares and Mitch Marner . Will they reach those magical numbers?

What if Marner signs an offer sheet from another team? Well, at least the Leafs will be able to debate the merits of signing him to the contract terms or receiving up to four first-round draft picks in return.

What if the two sides don't come to an agreement before training camp begins on Sept. 13 in St. John's, N.L.? Marner has said he will not report to camp to avoid injury.

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What if Marner isn't on the ice come opening night on Oct. 2 when Toronto hosts the Ottawa Senators? Will there be a repeat of the William Nylander contract fiasco?

The regular season may be months away but each day that passes with no news of a new contract is making Leafs fans a little more uncomfortable.

Dubas says Marner negotiations remain at status quo.
Dubas says Marner negotiations remain at status quo

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