Mitch Marner to be traded to the Golden Knights per Insider

Gabriel Sami
June 13, 2024  (10:05)

Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs holding a card with the Vegas Golden Knights Logo
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The Vegas Golden Knights are reportedly showing interest in Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner this summer, according to Elliotte Friedman.

Friedman mentioned the Golden Knights while discussing the Leafs' situation with Marner, suggesting it aligns with the type of moves the team typically makes. Speculations arose regarding potential deals involving defenseman Shea Theodore and goaltender Logan Thompson going the other way.
«One of the things with Marner is that a lot of people suspect that Vegas will be around it. Because Vegas is just smart, they are around any good player. So I got people hypothesizing Shea Theodore and Logan Thompson deals to me, for example.»- Elliotte Friedman
Meanwhile, the Leafs and Marner seem to be at a standstill, with the team exploring trade options. However, Marner holds a full no-trade clause, granting him significant leverage. Recent reports indicate Marner may be open to certain trade destinations, as per David Pagnotta.
"Things remain the same on the Mitch Marner situation as of now, but the Leafs do have an idea of where he would consider being traded to."
This development could be a response to a previous report from NHL insider Frank Serravalli, suggesting the Leafs might pressure Marner by signaling his time in Toronto is nearing its end.
Frank Seravalli doubles down on his Mitch Marner take:

"I think the Leafs are going to make a play and basically back him into a corner over the next three weeks, saying, 'Mitch, it's been great, but we're moving on. So whether it's now or eight months from now, your time's up.'"

As the situation evolves, it's essential to stay updated, given the frequent developments in this ongoing saga.
Source: Hockey Patrol