Who’s the reporter who asked Mitch how he plans on scoring while making so much money??? What a fucking tool. 3 games. The Leafs have played 3 games. pic.twitter.com/iy04t0Q56K
— Dean Blundell (@ItsDeanBlundell) October 19, 2021
Here’s what I got:
Reporter: “How do you make the chances fall, something-something (hard to make out).”
Marner: “For myself?”
Marner: “The puck goes in. Passes the goal line” (Smart answer… and funny AF. He’s had a bunch of good chances, is still playing injured from a pre-season collision with Simmonds, AAANND, they’ve played 3 games.
Reporter: “Ok, but how does that happen, because you’re being paid to be a difference-maker. How does that happen, MITCH!”
Mitch: “Yeah. Ahh, it goes in. I get around the net, chances are coming so, gotta be able to stay patient…”
Mitch probably sported that shit-eating grin when the reporter asked the first of his two stupid questions because he knew they’d be stupid questions.
Whoever that reporter is, is probably backed right up.
Mitch got rid of social media in the summer because he’s smart. There are dickheads like that reporter who CLEARLY doesn’t work for TSN or Sportsnet, who are out to start a narrative about Mitch not living up to his contract because he hasn’t scored in 3 games. He justified his stupid question with a shot at his paycheck which is just the reporter being a defensive asshole.
RELAX. Go to the bathroom. Deep breaths for 4, out for 4. they are 2-1-1 (four games, not 3 but whatever, you get it).
Mitch will be fine. Yes, he gets paid too much. No, it doesn’t matter.
Unless he goes 10 straight without a point. Then we have a problem.
PS: Igor Shesterkin was out of his mind last night. Give him some credit.