Alright, I guess this is one of many daily reports about Mitch Marner on Wednesday… You know it must be getting tiring for fans to wait and see if the coveted RFA will re-sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs or if a rival team will shake things up with a monster offer sheet…
Earlier this week, The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell reported that Marner has already rejected two offer sheets from rival teams. As we break this down with logical mathematical crap, it feels like the Ottawa Senators, New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets are the possible teams who have made a pitch, seeing that they all have a TON of cap space to use this offseason. In particular, Devils GM Ray Shero has not been shy about letting people know that he’s still in the market for some help up front.
However, on Wednesday, Josh Wegman reveals that another team could be in the mix for an offer sheet and he points out that the Colorado Avalanche might try to lure Marner in Denver.
The Avalanche has the cap space to sign Marner to an offer sheet worth an annual average value of $12 million. It is quite surprising to see, especially since Colorado has yet to re-sign their coveted RFA in Mikko Rantanen, who could command up to $9 million annually.
One thing is sure, the addition of Marner would push the Avalanche into Stanley Cup contender status. They made it to the second round this past spring and could go all the way with Marner on the roster.