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SportsLeafs need to sort out this Mitch Marner contract

18:21  04 september  2019
18:21  04 september  2019 Source:   thestar.com

Mitch Marner’s camp puts heat on Leafs, asks to practise with Zurich Lions

Mitch Marner’s camp puts heat on Leafs, asks to practise with Zurich Lions Mitch Marner appears to have increased the pressure on the Maple Leafs in their protracted contract negotiations Tuesday, with his camp asking to practise with a Swiss pro team. The restricted free agent’s status has been in limbo since his rookie deal expired July 1. The Zurich Lions confirmed that the Leafs rising star has asked to work out with the team. “The ZSC Lions have been asked by the European agent if Mitch @Marner93 can participate in our practice. Whether and when the player will train with Zurich is not decided yet. #Marner #ZSCLions #MapleLeafs,” the Swiss team tweeted on its official account Tuesday.

• Mitch Marner contract talks; • All those other RFAs like Patrik Laine and Brayden Point; • Do the Leafs need a captain? The Marner camp is being a bit more tight-lipped lately, which probably helps bargaining. Both sides saw what the delay meant for Nylander (although the team fared quite well

The Toronto Maple Leafs and restricted free agent forward Mitch Marner have agreed to a new six-year contract with This ends a months-long negotiation between the Maple Leafs and Marner , who was one of Your account has been created! Don't miss out - sign up for our newsletters! (approx 1

Leafs need to sort out this Mitch Marner contract© Richard Lautens We're a month away from the start of the NHL season and the Maple Leafs still haven't signed Mitch Marner to a new contract.

We’re a month away from the start of the NHL season and it seems like there’s a ton of news all at once:

• Mitch Marner contract talks;

• All those other RFAs like Patrik Laine and Brayden Point;

• Do the Leafs need a captain?

• Collective bargaining issues.

Folks, when I took the summer off I didn’t think managers, agents and players would also take their summers off and not get anything done.

I wanted it all done by the time I got back. But no.

I’m off to Chicago today for the twin happenings.

Former Maple Leaf Dave Bolland on Mitch Marner's contract: 'he should wait out to get what he wants'

Former Maple Leaf Dave Bolland on Mitch Marner's contract: 'he should wait out to get what he wants' David Bolland said that he believes Marner has been Toronto's best player and is deserving of a hefty pay raise.

Elliotte Friedman gives his thoughts on Mitch Marner signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs for six years. Examining the term, dollar amount, and impact this

sorted by: best. Its probably a situation where if they get Dreger to put this out , he'll be the one to break it when he signs and the Marner camp Same, people need to realize Marner has to actually sign that deal with another team, i personally don't see him doing that but that is the worst case senario.

First, there are the NHL Players' Association meetings that will help determine whether the players will re-open the CBA two years early, or let it ride. (Let it ride, I say.)

Then there’s the NHL/NHLPA Player Media Tour, which used to be small and cozy and intimate that I felt fortunate to be invited to. But now it’s becoming an event unto itself. I’m surprised there isn’t a sponsor.

As for Marner ...

GM Kyle Dubas – who seems particularly talkative these days (and I welcome that) – suggested to various media outlets he was optimistic a deal would get done soon. I believe him. At least, I believe he’s optimistic. I felt quite optimistic that William Nylander wouldn’t go more than a week without a deal last year.

The Marner camp is being a bit more tight-lipped lately, which probably helps bargaining. Both sides saw what the delay meant for Nylander (although the team fared quite well without him). So yes, add me to the optimistic bunch.

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If only contract negotiations between Mitch Marner and the Maple Leafs were that straightforward. If anyone knows what the talented winger is feeling as Marner inches “It’s always a tough process but, in the end, it will work out for both sides,” Nylander said on Thursday during the NHLPA Golf Classic.

These are sources close to Toronto, that are reporting this . This is only RUMORS, so it’s not 100 percent verified yet but it could be true. I wouldn’t be

All those other RFAs ...

Gotta figure one of them will blink, and will set the bar/comparables for all the others. Not sure who is waiting for who. I imagine they’re waiting to see what Marner does only because Auston Matthews has set the bar for the crop coming off their entry-level deals at more than $11 million. If Marner gets a big number too – he can point to a teammate and the Leafs are in more of a position to pay it than others – the rest will have a stronger argument. Others are equally talented, but there could be issues for teams with so-called internal caps based on what their stars already earn. Imagine if Point, for example, zooms past Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov on the pay scale. Ditto Mikko Rantanen passing Nathan MacKinnon. You get the idea.

Do the Leafs need a captain? ...

Need is a strong word. I don’t think they need one. I think they want one. Dubas says he’s coming around to that idea. Who’s it going to be? Matthews. Though Morgan Rielly would be fine by me.

Rick Zamperin: Mitch Marner will be laughing all the way to the bank

Rick Zamperin: Mitch Marner will be laughing all the way to the bank The Toronto Maple Leafs begin training camp Thursday without leading scorer Mitch Marner as the forward holds out for a new contract. The Leafs went through the same scenario last year at this time, when William Nylander held out before he agreed to a new six-year deal, worth just under $7 million a season, minutes before the Dec. 1 deadline. This time around, though, the stakes are higher. Marner collected a career-high 94 points in 2018-19, the ninth-highest total in the league, and he is demanding a lot more money than Nylander.

The guys from OverDrive discuss the report that Mitch Marner could be given an offer sheet, which teams might be considering it, and how big of a contract it would need to be to pry Marner away from the Maple Leafs .

PARADISE, N.L.— Mitch Marner and the Maple Leafs had been miles apart, two camps trying to get the other to budge. There was little budging over the summer. Many deals were discussed — long-term, short-term, big salary numbers, bigger salary numbers — but two things never changed: Marner

Collective bargaining ...

Yikes. To think it’s possible that in a year’s time we could be facing a fourth lockout. The chasm though can’t be that big. The league is quite happy with the salary cap and won’t budge. The players won't ask. That means an easier negotiation. And the league is more open to international hockey. Escrow is the big issues for players. It’s that portion of a player’s salary that is retained and often paid back to the league owners if revenue targets are not met. Players hate to give back any money. The fix is simple: be more conservative on revenue targets. That will set a lower cap and reduce the escrow. (If the league gets more revenue than targeted, the players share in that windfall, too. So they would actually get more than their prescribed salaries.)

Well, that’s it. It’s all solved. Right?!?

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