Nov 9, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bcarlo25</b></div><div>Now, here's what I don't get. Marner and the Leafs may wind up settling on that term and number, I kind of doubt it, but I recognize it's a possibility. I do not think it's a possibility that it happens before July 1st.
How does that conversation go? "Hey Mitch, here's two million less than what Matthews got. Ya ya I know you were healthier and outscored him and led our team in points, but you're a winger. Oh, and we're buying out an extra year of UFA. That's enough for you to relinquish your biggest bargaining tool, right?"
I know an offer sheet is always a long shot, but if he wants 10.5, and the Leafs are unwilling to give it to him, I really think some team will offer him a very short term deal at 10.5. 1 year at 10.5 from, say, philly? 2020 first, second, third, and a 2021 first for Marner seems like pretty fair value. Wack out a long term extension in January, and it puts the leafs in an extremely tough spot.</div></div>
THis!!! Plus, there are a lot of teams that want him. How bout move him for true NHL assets that can help your team now? I think waiting for offer sheet is a last resort because if you know he want to test that market, trade his rights and get solid players in return to fill holes.