This summer has honestly been incredible. It’s been a time where everyone could step away from the game of hockey for a while. For myself, this past year and a half has been the hardest part of my life, and it got to the point where watching the sport I love felt like a chore.
Obviously, seeing the Maple Leafs go out in the first round for the fifth-straight year didn’t help that feeling. However, I’ve been able to step back throughout this break and really notice my feelings toward the team, and its players.
I’d like to discuss one player in particular — Mitch Marner.
Are you still mad at him? You probably are.
Whenever I see someone upset about Marner, it’s usually because of his contract value. The 24-year-old has the seventh-highest cap hit in the NHL at $10,903,00, and usually, every Maple Leafs fan has something to say about it. Some could be good, but usually, most of it is criticism.
But it’s time to stop talking about it.
After another exit in the first round, fans were upset. I genuinely think people were more angry with Marner than the Leafs team as …
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation