Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitch Marner is a talented young guy in the NHL,
Friedman adds Leafs are disappointed it has gotten to this point. They felt he was a Toronto kid who wanted to play for the Leafs and didn’t think getting a deal done would be so difficult.— NHL Prospects Watcher (@Prospects_Watch) May 3, 2019
Come on. Just because Marner is a "Toronto kid" doesn't mean the Leafs should expect him to play for less money than his talent demands. If anything, they're forcing him and his agent to play hardball.
The Ontario native is an integral part to the Leafs' ability to score, and he's still far from realizing his maximum potential. If this kid is already putting up these kinds of numbers, he deserves a proper paycheck to match.
Mitch Marner leads the NHL in First Assists/60 by an overwhelming margin. 1.78/60, next closest is 1.48/60 from Sidney Crosby.— Jesperi (@Shattenkirk) May 4, 2019
The question is whether Toronto has faith in Marner enough to empty out their wallets on a long-term deal at the expense of other commitments. T