Insider breaks down potential trade returns for Mitch Marner

Tyler Ball
May 9, 2024  (10:01)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner celebrating a goal scored during a home game in the NHL.
Photo credit: Sportsnet

The Mitch Marner trade rumors continue to fly as the Toronto Maple Leafs finalize their upcoming offseason plans. According to insider Elliotte Friedman, the Maple Leafs already know their preferred return in a trade.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are likely to trade Mitch Marner this summer. After a disappointing playoff run and comments from Mitch Marner himself that fans have not liked his time seems to be coming to an end.
«We're looked up as kind of Gods here.»

Mitch Marner is hoping to stay in Toronto long-term, entering the final year of his contract

While Mitch Marner would like to stay that does not seem to be in the likely range of outcomes. A new report from Elliotte Friedman has indicated that the Toronto Maple Leafs would like to use a Mitch Marner trade to acquire a defenseman.
«If they do make a Marner trade maybe they don't ‘win the trade' and get a stud defenseman,» Friedman said. «But I would think a defenseman would be part of that package.»

Since this has been mentioned by Elliotte Friedman one team to watch that has emerged is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mitch Marner's connection with Penguins GM Kyle Dubas could spark trade negotiations. If a trade is done between the two sides look for names like Pierre-Oliver Joseph or Ryan Graves to be coming back to the Maple Leafs.

Sportsnet outlines potential Mitch Marner trade scenarios

Columbus Blue Jackets get:
RW Mitch Marner
Toronto Maple Leafs get:
2024 fourth-overall pick, C/W Kent Johnson
Seattle Kraken get:
RW Mitch Marner
Toronto Maple Leafs get:
C Shane Wright, D Adam Larsson
Philadelphia Flyers get:
RW Mitch Marner
Toronto Maple Leafs get:
C Scott Laughton, D Mario Ferraro, San Jose's 2024 second-round pick
The Toronto Maple Leafs front office is set to speak on Friday. This will likely be the first time we get a more clear and concrete answer on the future of Mitch Marner in Toronto. If the determination is made to trade him watch for rumors and reports to skyrocket as negotiations between teams begin.
Source: NHL Trade Talk - Insider Explores Trade Return Maple Leafs Would Need for Marner
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Insider breaks down potential trade returns for Mitch Marner

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