Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner
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Toronto Maple Leafs reportedly one step closer to trading Mitch Marner

Published June 11, 2024 at 9:54 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs want to trade Mitch Marner after a playoff exit to the Boston Bruins, but a move will be far from easy to complete.

Per a top Toronto Maple Leafs insider, the team is already taking calls on Mitch Marner and will confront him once an offer that is acceptable is put forward.

"I think the Leafs are very mindful about turning this into some sort of war. At the end of the day, Mitch Marner controls the situation. He has a full no-movement clause, he's one year out for UFA, he's still a player that has had multiple 90+ point seasons. As much as the Leafs might end up guiding this in a certain direction, he's got the hammer.

I'm sure the Leafs have already taken calls on him in terms of feeling out what the Leafs might want if they ever thought to trade him. You have those exploratory conversations and if they think there's something that makes sense for the team that's when they engage with Marner's camp to see if he would consider waiving his no move. I don't get any sense there is friction there or that they are leaning heavily on him. We'll see if there is even a trade that makes any sense. At this point I don't think that is the case and at this point I don't think they've had to approach Marner's camp about that."

This does line up with what others have been saying about Marner recently. Leafs reporter Steve Simmons recently revealed that the Leafs do not intend to even talk to Marner about a potential trade unless they already have something lined up.

"The Leafs are open to trading Mitch Marner and other NHL teams are aware of this. Marner won't be involved until the Leafs get an offer that meets their requirements."

Source: MapleLeafsDaily
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