Edited Aug 25, 2019 at 9:42
Moot point. Kadri shortened his own time in Toronto by showing that he would rather let competitors get to him mentally so he can go do something stupid (like getting suspended for a second straight playoff series). If Kadri was smart he would have realized the advantage the Leafs had in both (but especially in this past playoffs) at C and a real shot at getting out of the first round.
Look if Marner is hellbent on getting 11-12 million then Dubas will have to consider the two options: trading him or letting him sit the year.
Think about it this way, if the season starts without Marner signed, does Marner's money increase?
The answer is no. It's not because everyone hates Marner and blah blah blah. It's because the league operates under a salary cap. The will be forced to reduce their offer to Marner.
Do the math, see for yourself. Also before you suggest trading players away to make Marner fit, if it doesn't work within Dubas's vision it won't happen.
Easier to trade Marner if it comes to that.
That train left the station long ago, spilled milk.
Marner doesnt get 90 points if he don't have Tavares.
Tavares has shown he can score already, impossible he could have surpassed his career high elsewhere, nope not all.
Your question should have included his C if it's not Tavares.
I don't have the stats, but many of Marner points was not from the playing right wing but was playing the right point of the PP. Marner playing with Tavares, helps Marner...and Tavares.
So, Mitch might be a 60 point even strength player and 30 point PP guy. (he had 98 last year) Probably not than much different than a lot of the top point producing forwards. Kadri long term is not nearly offensively gifted as Tavares. Maybe he would 45 point even strength and 25 on the PP....that's 70 points
Agreed 70 pts tops for Marner
Kadri and Marner got put together on January 24th 2018 against the Avs. In the final 33 games of the regular season with either Marleau or JVR rotating on the left wing, Marner put up 36 points for a points per game avarage of 1.09. That would’ve put him on pace for 90 points in 82 games. He finished the season with only 70 points, however keep in mind he played the majority of his first 49 games on the fourth line. If you also include what he did in the post season, then it’s 45 points in 40 games for a 1.125 points per game average.
So, if the Leafs kept Kadri and JVR instead of getting Tavares for 2018-19, I do believe Marner would’ve gotten more than just 70 points.
Not 90 points since it’s a long season but it’s definitely not unreasonable to think Marner would continue to improve from the inconsistent 70 point season he put a season earlier.