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Blockbuster trade emerges involving Marner according to Pagnotta

Published May 16, 2024 at 4:50 PM

The renowned David Pagnotta has just proposed a blockbuster trade involving two big names, including goaltender Juuse Saros.

We know that the Toronto Maple Leafs are open to a possible major trade involving a big name.

Their only untouchables are Auston Matthews and William Nylander, which leaves star player Mitch Marner available.

Trade involving Mitch Marner and Juuse Saros: David Pagnotta persists and signs

The insider is indeed convinced that a trade involving Saros and Marner would be beneficial for both teams involved here, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Nashville Predators.

«I believe that Nashville – at some point – was one of the teams that said: if you are considering trading him [talking about Mitch Marner], call us!» - David Pagnotta

As for the needs of both teams, we know that the Preds have a significant surplus in goal, with young Yaroslav Askarov ready to be a regular NHL goaltender, while the Leafs have an obvious need (Barry Trotz will have to trade Saros or Askarov).

«In Toronto, we know that the problem in goal once again had an impact on the club's early elimination in the first round of the playoffs this year.

The insider therefore sees a Marner vs. Saros trade taking shape because, in his eyes, it would make sense for both clubs looking to fill a fairly significant need.» - Marc-Olivier Cook

One might think that Marner has immense value, and that is the case, but contracts should not be forgotten, as they can change everything.

Mitch Marner, 27 years old, earns $10.903 million per year until 2025.

Juuse Saros, who just turned 29, earns $5 million per year until 2025.

Toronto could thus free up nearly $6 million on their salary cap, $6 million they could use to sign an impact player on July 1st.

To be continued! When it comes from an insider like David Pagnotta, it is definitely worth considering.

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Blockbuster trade emerges involving Marner according to Pagnotta

Which player would you choose on your team if you were GM?

Mitch Marner and his $10.9 million salary12216.3 %
Juuse Saros and his $5 million salary62883.7 %
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