Rumor: Mitch Marner has submitted his 9 team trade list
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Rumor: Mitch Marner has submitted his 9 team trade list

The beginning of the end for Mitch in Toronto?



According to unverified, uncredentialed source on social media, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner has submitted his 9 team trade list to Leafs GM Brad Treliving.

We all know that Marner trade rumors are running rampant on social media these days, so who knows what to believe but a Leafs fan on Twitter who goes by 'Grins' posted that Marner has submitted his list.

Check it out:

Rumor: Mitch Marner has submitted his 9 team trade list

It's worth noting that no real reputable insiders have picked up on this rumor yet. 

It's also worth noting though that NHL insiders Elliotte Friedman, Darren Dreger and Frank Seravalli have all reported that the Leafs are likely to shop Marner on the trade market this upcoming offseason.

Read below for our earlier report on former Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe, who was officially hired by the New Jersey Devils earlier today.

The New Jersey Devils officially unveiled Sheldon Keefe as the 20th head coach in team history this morning with an introductory media press conference.

Keefe, of course, was dismissed from the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this month after failing to advanced past the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Keefe was asked about his dismissal from the Leafs and how negotiations played out with the Devils in the aftermath when he offered up some pretty interesting behind-the-scenes details.

When asked about his firing in Toronto, Keefe says he, "didn't get much sleep the day he was let go as coach of the Leafs. I had a pretty good sense that day I was getting called in for a meeting."

Moments later he was fired and he immediately shot his now infamous 'farewell video' and posted it on social media. Just a couple hours later while he and his wife were out to lunch he received an offer to coach the Devils.

Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald let Keefe know that, "if he wanted the job, it was his."

From there it was almost just a formality. 

Keefe saw the opportunity to get out of Toronto and jumped. "This is a fresh start and a great opportunity ahead," he said today. "It's completely unique and different."

As for what he's taking from his time in Toronto, the coach had a bit of a parting shot saying, "After five years and six playoff rounds, I'm a far better coach than when I arrived in the NHL."

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