It’s August and that usually means a completely dead period in the world of the NHL, but this summer, it’s filled with contract speculations for young restricted free agents waiting to sign their second contract.
As of right now, it’s fairly quiet on all fronts, but Chris Johnston was able to do the Toronto media rounds and give a slight update on Mitch Marner’s current contract situation.
The 22-year-old winger’s next contract seems to be all that Leafs fans are able to talk about as of late. Luckily, there’s even new things to argue about.
Chris Johnston on Tim&Sid says he thinks the Marner deal will be in the 10-10.5, maybe even 11MAAV if it’s 6-7 years. The Leafs are willing to do a deal as short as 3 years, don’t want 4/5, Marner doesn’t want 8. Says deal will likely be a # w/o precedent for a W on 2nd contract.
— James (@Account4hockey) August 15, 2019
According to Johnston, there is no desire from either side to let this ride out into the regular season and especially let this go until the signing deadline of December 1st. Looking at how that affected William Nylander’s season …
Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation