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Mitch Marner without his helmet on during a game for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Teams already interested for Mitch Marner in potential trades

Published May 14, 2024 at 9:50 PM
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Just weeks after the Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated from the Playoffs, it appears that teams may already be looking to acquire star Mitch Marner in a potential trade.

The Toronto Maple Leafs went out in disappointing fashion this year, losing in game 7 to the Boston Bruins after coming all the way back from a 3-1 series deficit. Many critics argued that this was the final straw for much fo the Leafs core, and the Leafs have already moved on from head coach Sheldon Keefe since the end of the season.

Sheldon Keefe has been relieved of his role as head coach. The organization will immediately begin the search for a new head coach.




While the Leafs made a decision on Sheldon Keefe, a lot of the discourse has remained regarding what they plan on doing with members of the core 4, with most of the discussion focusing on Mitch Marner. Marner was absent again this playoff series, posting just 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points in 7 post-season games this year. With his contract up for extension this season, and expiry after next year, he has had the largest target on his back regarding a potential trade, and it appears that media around the league agrees.

Some noteworthy titles from blogs around the NHL include:

"The Wild Should Target Mitch Marner in a Blockbuster Trade"

"Should the Red Wings Pursue a Mitch Marner Trade?"

"Kings Should Look into Mitch Marner if He's Available"

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"Penguins Have Pieces for Blockbuster Mitch Marner Trade"


Of course, any move of Marner would have to come with his consent, as he has a full NMC in his contract. This vastly decreases the potential value that the Leafs could get back in his return unless he agrees to waive. With all the discussion regarding his poor performance, though, that may not be a long shot.

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