More than one issue arise in Mitch Marner’s situation in Toronto!

More than one issue arise in Mitch Marner’s situation in Toronto!

Things have escalated to this:

Chris Gosselin

Some fans and pundits say that forward Mitch Marner will be playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 2024-25 season, others think otherwise. More has been reported on the situation, especially since the campaign is officially over with the Florida Panthers crowned as Stanley Cup champions on Monday, and insider Jonas Siegel of the Athletic put out everything that could go wrong with a potential Marner trade this summer.

The way he sees it is just in. There are many issues linked to the Maple Leafs attempting to move Marner not only in the fact that he remains in control control with his full no-movement clause and Toronto cannot trade or waive him without his permission, but also thanks to his AAV of $10.9 million.

“Based on what we’re hearing, the Leafs — in their exploration of a Marner trade through calls to teams around the league — are already getting a good sense of the challenges involved with making this deal.

“One, in particular, seems to be a lack of teams that a) Marner would conceivably accept a trade to that can b) accommodate his $10.9 million cap hit for next season and c) are willing to send back piece(s) the Leafs would find attractive, which would ideally include an impact defenceman.”

Marner is also creating some tension in this situation as Siegel adds:

“The timeline alone seems to be working against a trade, as does the fact his camp continues to broadcast that they have no intention of waiving a no-movement clause to facilitate a deal.”

As of now, it makes sense that most reports hint at Marner honoring the final year of his deal. He hasn’t submitted any list of preferred trade destinations to Maple Leafs’ management.

Toronto keeps exploring all of their options, and it includes what the roster could look like if Marner accepts a move and the return available in that major transaction.