According to @mirtle with the @TheAthletic the #MapleLeafs have made 3 offers to Marner & his agent. 3 Years – $8.75M AAV, 6 Years – $10M AAV & 7 Years – $10.75M AAV #Marner #Leafs pic.twitter.com/cWgKyPQKQb
— Inside The Neutral Zone (@ITNZhockey) August 6, 2019
Meh. Who knows.
If it’s true it addresses pretty much every single angle every sports media person has used as clickbait after Kawhi left for LA.
If Marner was looking for a bridge deal it’s double the last big bridge deal, (Kucherov) so he wins. Marner asked for a 10m AAV bridge deal because his ‘camp’ is greedy as fuck. If he wants to play for the crest on the front of his jersey, he’ll take it and give the team some wiggle room after they get LTIR relief.
If he wants the (almost) exact same amount Matthews gets, that’s 6 Years and if he wants a statue on Legends Row, he’ll take the 7-year deal. It’s that simple.
If fancy pants Mirtle is correct, Mitch Marner can’t lose and to hold out at this point would just be a SUPER dick move. I don’t put it past the Marner ‘camp’ to dick out a little over 750K either from what we’ve seen and heard but it’s his money and his life.
Let’s all take this with a grain of salt. I dunno if Mirtle can be trusted so I’ll run this through Millard on the Podcast tomorrow. He’s probably at home with a phone on each ear wearing compression shorts.
I do know this: If Marner shits on those deals, he’s dead to me.
— Marko (@7kukoc) August 7, 2019
No one else is talking about it so before you have an aneurysm let’s see wha’ happens.