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The Latest On Mitch Marner

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Video- Top Plays From Mitch Marner

Ten of them, 5 1/2 minutes to watch.

 

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Mitch Marner Not Talking About Contract Situation With The Leafs

from the CP at TSN,

The 22-year-old opened his Marner All-Star Invitational on Thursday night just north of the city, and while the focus was on raising money for worthy causes, the conversation inevitably pivoted to negotiations between himself and the team.

"I'm just trying to stay away from the talk," Marner said. "I've been spending most of my summer up by the lake and relaxing.

"(My agent has been) dealing with everything and has done a great job."

Marner directed questions about contract talks to that agent, Darren Ferris, who was in attendance.

Ferris declined to comment.

"He's done this a lot longer than I have," Marner said. "I've got all my confidence in him."

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Any Money Left For Mitch Marner?

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

Newcomers Cody Ceci and Alex Kerfoot are under contract for the Maple Leafs, but the club still requires some financial finagling if and when Mitch Marner signs.

According to the site Cap Friendly, the one-year deal for Ceci at $4.5 million and the AAV of $3.5 million for each of Kerfoot’s four years, both announced Thursday, gives the Leafs just $3.765 million in room for Marner. But still to be taken off the books closer to the start of the season is the injured Nathan Horton’s money, which gets the Leafs north of $9 million to put towards Marner’s wish to receive Auston Matthews’ money in the $11.634 million range.

The Leafs also have to find roster spots for Marner and the idled Horton, but moving the injured Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott to IR at the beginning would be a temporary solution if no other personnel moves come this summer.

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from Emily Sadler of Sportsnet,

While things have quieted down on the free agency front, the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager still has plenty of work to do in order to lock up one of the league’s best young stars. Dubas provided an update on where things stand in the ongoing negotiations with RFA Mitch Marner during an interview on Tim & Sid on Thursday:

“We continue to have good dialogue daily with Mitch’s representative, Darren Ferris, and we continue to try to work hard towards it,” Dubas said. “I’ll try to get as creative as we possibly can to try to get it across the finish line.”

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Video- The Latest On Mitch Marner

via TSN's YouTube page,

Darren Dreger joins the OverDrive guys to discuss Mitch Marner’s approach to his contract negotiations, the RFA market, why none of the players have been signed yet, and more.

 

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The Latest On Mitch Marner

from Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com,

Mitchell Marner can become a restricted free agent July 1, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are not certain to match an offer sheet given to him or any other player, general manager Kyle Dubas said Thursday.

Asked about the potential for an offer sheet being given to Marner, Dubas said his intention is to keep the forward but that it would be contingent on the details and other pending free agents.

"We're at the point now -- we can speak openly about it -- it would really depend on any of the players," Dubas said. "It's not just one guy. We've got a number of them."

He mentioned forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson, who each is a pending restricted free agent like Marner.

"If there were an offer sheet, we'd look at what they are and what the compensation is for our team and make the decision based off that," Dubas said. "They're all very important players for us, so it's our intention they're here for as long as we can possibly keep them, but if the dollar amount doesn't make sense in terms of our internal economics in the marketplace and the compensation and such, it's going to be a decision on our end as to what we do. I wouldn't know one (way) or another without knowing where those are going to land, if they happen."

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Mitch Marner Seeking Auston Matthew’s Type Money

from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun,

... Along the way — Feb. 5, to be exact — the Leafs signed Auston Matthews to a five-year contract with an annual average value of $11.634-million US.

Ferris, it’s believed, is seeking for Marner a similar contract, at least where the AAV is concerned, to that of Matthews. In other words, the potential of a long summer regarding negotiations looms, and never mind where the talks could stand come the opening of training camp in September.

We spoke to Ferris briefly on Wednesday afternoon. Regarding the Marner negotiations with Dubas now, Ferris would only offer a polite, “No comment.”

If Ferris is able to convince Dubas that Matthews-type money is what his client deserves, the Leafs would become the only team in the NHL with three players under contract with an AAV exceeding $11 million, as John Tavares signed for seven years and $77 million last July....

The Leafs, of course, are staring down major salary-cap issues, and now there is speculation the cap for the 2019-20 season might not hit the original estimation of $83 million.

This is not good news for Dubas, who needs every cent he can get.

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Discussing The Next Contracts For William Nylander And Mitch Marner

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

Nylander will need a new contract after this season, and based on last season, it wasn’t hard to imagine he might have been eying something approaching the eight-year, $68-million contract signed by Leon Draisaitl in the summer. Certainly something north of $7 million per season.

Instead, Nylander may have to accept considerably less on a long-term arrangement, or even a bridge deal to get him through the next couple of seasons.

That alone would be very helpful to the Leafs given some of the choices they’ll have on their plate the next two summers. If they imagine taking a shot at John Tavares or Drew Doughty, they’ll need all the room they can get.

Marner, meanwhile, has one more season left on his entry-level deal, and more time to get his numbers in shape for his next negotiation. He has seen the riches bestowed on Connor McDavid (eight years, $100 million) and Jack Eichel (eight years, $80 million), the first and second picks of the 2015 NHL draft in which Marner was the fourth selection. McDavid’s contract would be out of reach, but based on Eichel’s play and numbers, he might be an easier comparable for Marner. That’s if Marner’s stats improve.

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