Doerrie: Why the High Profile RFAs Probably Won’t Sign Until September

‘Tis the dogs days of summer ladies and gentlemen, and let’s face it, if someone even mentions Mitch Marner (or his dog), someone else will tweet about it.
This is something I find incredibly frustrating. Some random dude thinks he hears something, tweets it out, and then everyone jumps on it. In fact, an acquaintance of mine texted me to tell me Marner might sign in Switzerland. Okay, I’m sure that a guy who wants $10 million a year in his hometown, is absolutely going to sign in Europe for less than a quarter of that. Are you kidding? I can’t believe people fall for this stuff. It’s so illogical.
The reality is, Mitch Marner, along with the other high profile RFAs, probably won’t sign until the 2nd or 3rd week of September, at the earliest. Yet, I don’t see any news outlets in Boston, Colorado, Winnipeg, Calgary or Philadelphia falling over themselves every other day to tweet about McAvoy, Rantanen, Connor/Laine, Tkachuk or Provorov.
The harsh reality of this is, unless a deal gets done the first week to ten days of July, then it probably isn’t getting done until the season …

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Author: Rachel Doerrie / The Leafs Nation

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