Massive turnaround for Mitch Marner: blockbuster trade imminent?

Elias Edmonson
May 20, 2024  (12:37)

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Since the Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated, several analysts have suggested that Mitch Marner will be traded this summer.

It is true that their new GM, Brad Treliving, has never been patient and has never been afraid of major trades (he made the Jonathan Huberdeau - Matthew Tkachuk deal), but we still had difficulty believing that it would become concrete.
Trading a 100-point-per-season player like Mitch Marner is huge and extremely rare, but it seems like it's going to happen.

Mitch Marner would finally be open to being traded, according to NHL Network!

During his end-of-season review at a press conference in Toronto, Marner said he wanted to stay with the Maple Leafs, but his stance seems to have changed since then.
According to reports from TVA Sports, Marner is now open to the idea of being traded.
Mitch Marner would not be absolutely committed to staying [in Toronto]. At least that's what journalist Steve Kouleas suggested during a segment on NHL Network on Sunday.

"People are talking in Toronto, the center of the hockey universe... and what they're saying is that Marner is not opposed to a trade," he said. "Maybe he believes the time has come..."

- Via TVA Sports

So Marner would not be "against" the idea of a trade. That's big.
Also according to NHL Network, unlike Marner, John Tavares really wants to finish his contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs and does not want to be traded.
In any case, we repeat, but it's going to be a wild summer in Toronto!
It started with the firing of head coach Sheldon Keefe, and it will continue with some big names from their lineup.
Marner, 27 years old, a 4th overall pick in 2015 (first-round pick), is a 6-foot, 180-pound winger.
In recent seasons, he has produced at rates of 101, 101, 110, 100, 93, and 94 points per 82-game season. It's truly exceptional.
In his NHL playoff career, he has accumulated 50 points in 57 games.
Also as per insider Frank Seravalli, Marner is gone from Toronto and it's a time and where question at this point.
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