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23:50  13 august  2019
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Lack of Movement in Leafs-Mitch Marner Talks is Getting Ridiculous

Lack of Movement in Leafs-Mitch Marner Talks is Getting Ridiculous Remember when we discussed the Mitch Marner contract situation back at the beginning of the summer? Well, somehow that debacle is still ongoing. Neither the Leafs nor Marner seem to have budged, and we remain at a gridlock. At this point, there's been no movement in the situation for what feels like months. What will Mitch Marner's contract look like compared to Auston Matthews'? — Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) August 10, 2019 Sooner rather than later, other teams are going to step in and offer sheet Marner. If that happens, it'll apply pressure on the Leafs to either match or risk losing one of the top wingers in the game.

In the midst of the chaotic Mitch Marner situation, you have to wonder, who's leading the charge? A better question might be who's the one setting the ridiculous value of Marner.

NHL Analyst Thinks Mitch Marner's Agent is Overvaluing Him© Claus Andersen/Getty Images Colorado Avalanche v Toronto Maple Leafs

Sportnet's Andrew Berkshire might have the answer. Berkshire believes those around the 22 year-old winger think that he's worth the same type of money as some of the league's top players after just three seasons. As good as Marner is, claiming he's worth $10 million plus a year is seriously overvaluing him.

Like Berkshire stated, Marner is on the cusp of being one of the league's top wingers, but just isn't there yet. The whole situation is fueled by the fact that Marner isn't even the guy in Toronto drawing the most money.

Keep in mind that the Leafs still need to pay guys like John Tavares and Auston Matthews serious money. Especially now with Tyson Barrie, who's going to make solid paycheck when he becomes a UFA next year, they just don't have the ability to pay Marner double-digit millions.

Berkshire's central point is that Marner and his agent are asking for way too much with him being a RFA. Depending on how he performs this upcoming year, as well as how his relationship with the Leafs progresses, he could eventually make the money he wants when he becomes unrestricted.

If he and his group want him to get paid in Toronto, they're going to have to seriously lower their asking price.

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