Potential Trades the Toronto Maple Leafs Could Make to Move Mitch Marner

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Philadelphia Flyers

To Philadelphia: Mitch Marner
To Toronto: Travis Konecny and Jamie Drysdale

In a situation where the Maple Leafs and Flyers would come together for a trade, Marner would have to think long and hard whether or not he wanted to play for John Tortorella. He may very well want to play for one of the hardest coaches to ever be in the NHL, but my inclination is that Marner likely would like to avoid that situation.

However, if Marner were to waive his no movement clause the team could target a player I felt for a long time would be a very good fit on the team and that is Travis Konecny. The feisty right winger is coming off of consecutive 30-goal seasons and like Marner is heading into the final year of his contract before hitting unrestricted free agency.

A deal could be worked out and it would likely come in a lot less than what Marner will be seeking, while adding a lot to the team that they don't have. I would think that Konecny could be locked in between $7-$8 Million on a long term deal, while the current Maple Leafs right winger is likely looking of upwards of $12 Million.

Konecny brings a lot of similarities that the team had in Tyler Bertuzzi this past season, except he is stronger and more skilled, while also adding in that he is an elite penalty killer. This past season season he led all NHL players with six short handed goals while also scoring three more down a man the season before.

Adding into the trade would be 2020 sixth overall selection Jamie Drysdale who is already on his second team after being acquired half way through this past season. The downside of the 5'11" defenseman is he is known of being more of an offensive defender than looking after his own end. However, Drysdale would help improve the powerplay which if you looked at the primary reason the team bowed out in the first round this season was because of the non existence of a powerplay quarterback.

At five on five, Drysdale could be paired with a Jake McCabe to have a steady veteran prescience with him while allowing him to work the puck up ice.


In each of these trade proposals, the Toronto Maple Leafs get both players that can fill holes on the roster while also adding cap space.