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JOHN SCOTT RIPS INTO MITCH MARNER SAYING HE DESERVES EVERY BIT OF BLAME HE'S GETTING FOR LEAFS' WOES

JUN 8, 2021  (15H22)      TIM TUCKER
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Ever since the Toronto Maple Leafs lost three games in a row for yet another early exit from the playoffs in what was supposed to be a promising year, there's been plenty of criticism to go around. Taking a lot of it is Leafs winger Mitch Marner, who didn't score a single goal in the seven game series against the Montreal Canadiens despite being one of the highest paid players in the league. Some have chosen to defend Marner amid the tirades and the trade speculation. However, former player turned analyst John Scott says those people are wrong.

"I kinda don't like when people call him the scapegoat because it makes it seem like he's doing something right and people are blaming him and they shouldn't justifiably blame him," said Scott. "You should blame Mitch Marner. He's the reason the Leafs aren't, you know, moving on."

Scott, while appearing on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, said other guys like Auston Matthews are to blame as well, but Marner is a huge part of the equation.

"And he should shoulder most, if not all of the blame," added Scott. "The defense played pretty well, Jack Campbell played pretty well, they got production from the bottom line, they played good their team. And Mitch Marner, he has to pull his end of the chain."

"He shouldn't even be the scapegoat, he is the reason they didn't win. It's pretty obvious," Scott said.

Scott also pointed out that Marner has gone 18 playoff games without scoring a goal now, something he said simply isn't good enough for a guy making what he makes.

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