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Insider Reveals what Mitch Marner plans to do as he approaches free agency


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Josh Tupper
July 9, 2024  (3:57 PM)
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Toronto Maple Leafs play maker Mitch Marner appears likely to stay in Toronto when the regular season starts in October, despite growing calls for changes within the "Core 4" from Leafs Nation. Marner's no-movement clause gives him control over his future, potentially walking him to free agency next summer if a new deal isn't reached.

The prospect of Marner leaving without compensation looms large, especially with insider Chris Johnston weighing in on the Steve Dangle Podcast.
"It's probably slightly more likely he walks than signs an extension but not significantly so. If we were setting the betting lines now that favourite would be walks as a free agent"

Since being drafted 4th overall in 2015, Marner, 27, has been a consistent point producer for the Leafs, scoring 26 goals and 85 points in 69 games last season. However, his playoff performances have been disappointing, with only 1 goal and 2 assists in the recent series against Boston.
Letting Marner walk for nothing would be a massive blunder for the franchise. While it would free up nearly $11 million in cap space, losing a perennial 90-point player without any return is seen as poor management.
As the situation unfolds, the Leafs' management faces a crucial decision. Balancing the desire for change with the risk of losing a top talent like Marner for nothing will define their strategy moving forward. The upcoming season could be pivotal for Marner's future in Toronto and the direction of the franchise.
Source: Blade of Steel
Insider Reveals Mitch Marner's Plans for next Summer
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Insider Reveals what Mitch Marner plans to do as he approaches free agency

Would you be happy with Mitch Marner walking as a UFA next summer and only getting the cap space in return?

Yes, just ready for CHANGE2125.6 %
No, another dumb move in a wasted era3441.5 %
Marner walking would be typical Leafs2732.9 %
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