A column about the Mitch Marner contract.
|For months, the Toronto media have been talking about Toronto Maple Leaf's forward, Mitch Marner.
The issue with Marner was his contract and whether or not he was going to signed an extension with the Leafs.
Well, news broke out last night that Marner agreed to a six-year, $65,358 million contract extension.
Here is my take on the Marner saga.
I don't really care.
Okay, he had a really good year with Toronto last season, tallying 94 points in 82 games.
Why I'm not celebrating is because when Marner broke into the National Hockey League, he was a average player.
He is no Austin Matthews or John Tavares.
The way I see it, there is a chance that last season was a blip on the radar screen.
We don't know if Marner's statistics are going to carry over into 2019/20.
There is a chance he'll have a bad year this season, possibly worse.
I'm not too confident that Marner is worth $65 million.
I believe the pressure is on Marner now because if he doesn't put up the stats in 2019/20, the Leafs are out $65 million.