A funny thing that keeps popping up during these playoffs is counting the dollars that will be added to Mitch Marner’s post-ELC contract every single time he does something well. I mean, this has been happening all season as fans around the league are looking for ways to undermine the great thing the Leafs have going on, but it’s been amplified in the playoffs.
Marner currently has three points in three games in the playoffs. He scored two goals in Game 1 and picked up an assist in Game 3. There hasn’t been a single Leaf to really explode offensively thus far in the series. Instead, it’s been strong play by committee.
The offence is inevitable for Marner. He’s going to score goals, he’s going to make plays, he’s going to rack up points, and he’s going to drive offence. This has been his game forever. But one thing about Marner that has been on display this series is his really good two-way game.
Front and centre last night was Marner literally laying his body on the line for the team in the dying seconds of the third period. He blocked not one but …
Author: h0ckeyfan / The Leafs Nation