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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Aug 10 @ 12:47 PM ET
Eklund: RFA Today Update: Marner Deal Getting Shorter...Tkachuk Deal Longer...
JKSoule
Joined: 04.22.2015

Aug 10 @ 12:57 PM ET
Marner is ungrateful to be a Leaf.
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Aug 10 @ 1:10 PM ET
Bc Marner touches himself at night
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Aug 10 @ 1:13 PM ET
Well, of course your sources told you the deals he was speaking of were those famed Offer Shhets to be offered by the Sabres. Jason Botterill doesn't want Tkachuck AND Marners contracts to come due in the same year, obviously
FinnGod
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: ND
Joined: 01.25.2018

Aug 10 @ 1:24 PM ET
You forgot to include a bogus offer sheet rumor that your cat told you.
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 10 @ 1:25 PM ET
Maybe after the hard deadline of July 31 (which seems arbitrary to me but I guess not to your sources) came and went...well now the bad blood is brewing. Leafs are only offering 3 years so they can eventually trade him. Marner only wants 3 years because he wants to be the man somewhere else, possibly Ottawa if they get their act together. Either way this is pretty huge news and the sign of bad blood that you've been talking about.
Liscio3
Joined: 03.26.2013

Aug 10 @ 1:25 PM ET
#TradeGreedyMarner
DrunkFan
Joined: 02.26.2018

Aug 10 @ 1:32 PM ET
Slow day eh Ek
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 10 @ 1:34 PM ET
Eklund: RFA Today Update: Marner Deal Getting Shorter...Tkachuk Deal Longer...
- Eklund

1....2....3....4....I declare an RFA War.
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 10 @ 2:11 PM ET
Also kind of funny that numerous sources have reported that the Leafs have offered various contract proposals to Marner...Some were 3 years. Some were 6 years. Some were 7 years.

So is this really a big turn of events that they are looking at a 3-year deal? That was an option all along. Allows Marner to then negotiate an 8-year extension, betting that the cap rises and he can command top dollar.

But...bad blood and big news!!
PrinceLH
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Belleville, ON
Joined: 07.06.2007

Aug 10 @ 2:22 PM ET
Why? Because Tkachuk is a team player and Marner wants to be a mercenary like Willy. Willy got away with it, so Mitch thinks that he can do the same. He wants Matthews money, but his skillset isn't the same. When Marner can play centre, control the puck along the wall, and shoot like Austin, then they can talk. His game is more perimeter and is easily defended with positional play.
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 10 @ 2:29 PM ET
Why? Because Tkachuk is a team player and Marner wants to be a mercenary like Willy. Willy got away with it, so Mitch thinks that he can do the same. He wants Matthews money, but his skillset isn't the same. When Marner can play centre, control the puck along the wall, and shoot like Austin, then they can talk. His game is more perimeter and is easily defended with positional play.
- PrinceLH


In 3 years the NHL has Seattle in the fold, a new TV deal, a new CBA. It's possible that he could earn $15m x 8 by then. But it's a risk. Again, this isn't news. They've discussed 3 year deals and 6-7 years deals all along. Which is what any smart agent would do. Nothing to see here.
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Aug 10 @ 2:33 PM ET
Why? Because Tkachuk is a team player and Marner wants to be a mercenary like Willy. Willy got away with it, so Mitch thinks that he can do the same. He wants Matthews money, but his skillset isn't the same. When Marner can play centre, control the puck along the wall, and shoot like Austin, then they can talk. His game is more perimeter and is easily defended with positional play.
- PrinceLH


If was Tkachuk was a team player he would have signed a reasonable extension by now. Tkachuk is in the same boat as all the other RFAs. He'll sign a long term deal because the Flames are going to give him a ridiculous amount of money. Same as all the other RFAs. When it comes to getting paid, there's not a player in the league that puts the team before themselves and rightfully so.

Funny thing is is that the only real team player is the guy who signed the offer sheet. He took less money than he could have gotten to get the deal done quickly and had to know the Hurricanes would match immediately.

Are Leafs fans already turning on Marner? Really, he's easily defended? Kind of how Gaudreau is easily defended? They just get to 90+ points because other teams don't gameplan for them?
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Cap Valley Of Jehoshaphat, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Aug 10 @ 3:11 PM ET
Why? Because Tkachuk is a team player and Marner wants to be a mercenary like Willy. Willy got away with it, so Mitch thinks that he can do the same. He wants Matthews money, but his skillset isn't the same. When Marner can play centre, control the puck along the wall, and shoot like Austin, then they can talk. His game is more perimeter and is easily defended with positional play.
- PrinceLH


Marner's game is easily defended?
Nomad2112
Calgary Flames
Joined: 07.08.2019

Aug 10 @ 3:11 PM ET
Funny thing about Tkachuk, as much as I would love to see him signed for 6 to 7 years word from the fan 960 (Calgary radio) is that both sides " are not talking at the moment" and that they think it's possible he isn't signed before the start of the season. Oh and that it's looking more like a 2 to 3 year deal at this point... Pat Steinberg. They also touched on Brodie saying it's been very difficult to get what they want for him, and apparently no one wants Frolik because they just want to dump his salary, and don't really want anything for him and still can't get anyone to bite. Check out fan 960 for the interview if your interested.... not sure how informed they are, but it is a Calgary radio station....
aminnes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Not in Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 12.17.2008

Aug 10 @ 3:19 PM ET
Why? Because Tkachuk is a team player and Marner wants to be a mercenary like Willy. Willy got away with it, so Mitch thinks that he can do the same. He wants Matthews money, but his skillset isn't the same. When Marner can play centre, control the puck along the wall, and shoot like Austin, then they can talk. His game is more perimeter and is easily defended with positional play.
- PrinceLH


Yes. The 5th highest scoring winger in the league and 11th overall at 22 years old is perimeter and easily defended. More points than Ovechkin. Must be because Ovechkin plays with crappy players
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 10 @ 3:22 PM ET
Marner is ungrateful to be a Leaf.
- JKSoule

Don’t know what you got till it’s gone man.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 10 @ 4:29 PM ET
Marner's game is easily defended?
- Zezel

Leafs opponents kept Marner below 100 points. Bust.
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Cap Valley Of Jehoshaphat, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Aug 10 @ 4:57 PM ET
Leafs opponents kept Marner below 100 points. Bust.
- gergeswillems


Tavares did all the work on all those tap in goals he scored on Marner no look backhand saucer passes through traffic.
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Cap Valley Of Jehoshaphat, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Aug 10 @ 4:58 PM ET
Bc Marner touches himself at night
- Just5


I'm touch myself right now
walshyleafsfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: I really don't care about Nylander, I really hope he gets injured and is out - Makita
Joined: 07.14.2011

Aug 10 @ 5:16 PM ET
So was the Marner deadline just a hoax from Dubas? How did he exactly word it when you spoke to him?

What's Yzerman's view on this?
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: This is not about crashing costs for the sake of crashing cost. This is about lip stick. -Spatso
Joined: 06.30.2006

Aug 10 @ 5:31 PM ET
I wonder which league executives Ek has been talking to.
LeafnsNxt2Godlyns
Location: It's Mitch Marooner Trading Time!
Joined: 07.20.2006

Aug 10 @ 5:43 PM ET
Marner is ungrateful to be a Leaf.
- JKSoule

marner can go i really DGAF.
PavohnDatsvares
Ottawa Senators
Location: Ottawa, ON
Joined: 05.03.2016

Aug 10 @ 5:47 PM ET
Because Bi*ch Marner is a greedy little puke. I hope he sits the whole year out.

This RFA stuff is getting ridiculous. Players have WAY too much power.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 10 @ 5:48 PM ET
Tavares did all the work on all those tap in goals he scored on Marner no look backhand saucer passes through traffic.
- Zezel

Plug.
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