An unexpected trade offer has just emerged, and it involves Mitch Marner

Elias Edmonson
June 14, 2024  (5:33 PM)

Photo of Toronto Maple Leaf's Mitch Marner
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Here's a major trade proposal involving Mitch Marner and Shane Wright, the famous center ignored by Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens.

With another quick elimination against the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs, it's safe to say that the Toronto Maple Leafs are at a crossroads.
And with the recent arrival of Craig Berube as the head coach of the team, it's highly likely that there will be some changes in the Leafs' lineup at the start of the next season.
Among the players who have been the subject of several trade rumors since the team's elimination is star forward Mitch Marner, who did not have a very good series against the Bruins, and many question his genuine desire to remain with the organization that drafted him in the first round in 2015.
Moreover, he will be playing the last year of his contract in 2024-2025, and there's speculation about whether Brad Treliving will have enough money to offer him. But now, a trade proposal involving Marner with the Seattle Kraken has surfaced in recent weeks, reported by the Sportsnet network.

A major trade proposal between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Seattle Kraken involving Mitch Marner and Shane Wright

Here's the proposal as reported by the site Habsolumentfan:
To Toronto - Shane Wright and Adam Larsson

To Seattle - Mitch Marner

Obviously, some Maple Leafs fans might be shocked to see this, but it could make sense after reading the explanations provided by Sportsnet on this proposal.
«Why Toronto does it: Larsson is a large, right-shot defenseman who plays a lot of minutes. He will turn 32 in November and could become a UFA after next season, which suggests a possible three-year extension.»

«Wright has already been through a lot. For years, the young man from the Toronto area was projected to be the number 1 pick in the 2022 draft before falling to fourth overall. His development has been hindered by a pandemic, trades, transitions from one league to another, etc. But last year, he spent most of the winter in the AHL and performed well when he joined Seattle for the last days of the season, scoring four goals in five games. It seems the right-shot center has a future as a reliable second center and is on an entry-level contract for the next two seasons.»

This could be a win-win trade for both teams because Shane Wright would be an ideal second center behind Auston Matthews, and Mitch Marner would become the star player of the Kraken franchise, and let's be honest, the pressure is much lower in Seattle than in Toronto.
What do you think?
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Une offre de transaction fait surface impliquant Mitch Marner et Shane Wright
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An unexpected trade offer has just emerged, and it involves Mitch Marner

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