These 4 Toronto Maple Leafs Trades Involving Mitch Marner Are Ridiculous

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There's nothing I love more than discussing hypothetical Toronto Maple Leafs trades, especially when they involve Mitch Marner, but it's getting out of control.

If the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Mitch Marner this summer, they're most likely going to lose the trade. Marner has all of the power because of his no-trade-clause, so the team can't make a move without his consent.

It's possible that Marner's so sick of Toronto that he'd be happy to suck it up anywhere for one season before hitting free agency, but he's most likely going to dictate where he goes.

Although he's incredibly skilled, his $10.93M contract is a tough one to move. We talk about the Leafs needing a number-one goalie and top defenseman, but most teams aren't just giving those up, even if it means acquiring someone of Marner's stature.

As a result, as much as it's easy to say that the Leafs need to trade Marner and that the team will automatically get a goalie or defenseman, it's not as easy as it sounds.

Not only that, the Venn Diagram of teams Marner would waive his NMC to go to and who have the cap space and assets the Leafs want likely doesn't include any teams.

With that being said, I don't typically like to draw from other people's work, but this article by the Bleacher Report's Hannah Stuart really got me thinking, as they seemed like ridiculous trades.

Let's take a look at the four trades Stuart proposed, as I personally think the majority of them would be terrible decisions by the Toronto Maple Leafs.