Mitch Marner Receiving Misguided Blame for Maple Leafs Playoff Problems

Mitch Marner has been getting all of the blame for the Toronto Maple Leafs' shortcomings. Why is that? I have no clue. Today, I breakdown just how good Marner has been for this Leafs team over the last few NHL Playoff runs.
Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four
Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four / Claus Andersen/GettyImages
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Mitch Marner's performance in dissected yearly by Toronto Maple Leaf fans, but this year the slander has just gone to a completely new level.

Following Marner's temper tantrum on the Maple Leafs bench in game four of this series against the Boston Bruins, it felt like the entire hockey world decided to jump on the Marner hate train to get some clicks and likes on the internet.

Now, I'll admit that I did not love the look of Marner throwing his gloves like a child, but that will not change my opinion of him as a player.

Sure, Marner has underperformed in the playoffs in the past, but that is ancient history at this point.

Over Marner's last 22 playoff games, he has 24 points. This equates to a 1.09 point per game pace playing against the opposing team's toughest matchup night in and night out. This playoff average is slightly down from his 1.27 point-per-game average over his last three regular-season performances.

All stats from NaturalStatTrick, unless specifiied.