Mitch Marner offer sheet talk is not going to settle down until this story breaks one way or the other, and in the meantime we’re left piecing together what might or might not be true about this ugly negotiation.
It’s no secret that TSN’s Darren Dreger has been the main conduit for Marner’s side of this, and we’ve heard in the past that his camp would look at other teams and whether or not they want to pony up with more money than the Leafs can. Of course that’ll likely come in the form of an offer sheet if it does happen, and apparently Marner and his agent is committed to the bit. Like, really going for it.
An offer sheet can’t be signed until July 1st, as the RFA schedule follows the same line as that for UFAs. But that also means that the “shopping window” that opens on June 26th can be used by restricted free agents as well. It’s the window the Leafs used to talk to Tavares last summer, finally putting together a contract when the “official” free agency period opened a few days later.
June 26th is …
Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation