Analyst reveals who the Maple Leafs should trade and it's not Mitch Marner

Graham Montgomery
May 30, 2024  (10:26 PM)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner celbrating a goal during a game
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NHL analyst John Shannon revealed today that he believes the best move the Toronto Maple Leafs could makes this offseason would be to trade Morgan Rielly, not Mitch Marner.

The Leafs are expected to make some major moves this offseason. They have already made changes to the coaching staff, with Craig Berube replacing Sheldon Keefe. However, the team is also expected to make at least one major change to their roster. The player most consistently in trade rumors has been Mitch Marner, especially after the Nashville Predators made a trade that opened up cap space for the team.
It appears the purpose of the McDonagh trade was to set up Barry Trotz to aggressively pursue a top scorer.

The Preds have been linked with Mitch Marner for the past few weeks and now have a cap hit of $61,654,199 for next season which gives them lots of room for a trade.

However, Marner holds a full no-move clause. As a result, he will not be traded if he doesn't want to be. This is part of the reasoning NHL analyst John Shannon uses to argue why the team should trade defenseman Morgan Rielly instead. Rielly has a 10-team no-trade list every year.
"The guy that I think should be moved - more conversation should occur - is Morgan Rielly."

- @JShannonhl

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The full interview with John can be seen at the post below.
It will certainly be a very important offseason for the Maple Leafs this year. The moves they make now could affect the team for years, if not decades to come. Be sure to stay tuned to see what the team does, whether that includes trading Marner, Rielly, somebody else, or no one at all!
Source: MapleLeafsDaily
Analyst says Maple Leafs need to move Morgan Rielly, not Mitch Marner
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Analyst reveals who the Maple Leafs should trade and it's not Mitch Marner

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