These 4 Toronto Maple Leafs Trades Involving Mitch Marner Are Ridiculous

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Marner Trade No. 3: Utah

Utah acquires Mitch Marner in exchange for Alex Kerfoot, Maveric Lamoureux and 2024 Secound Round Pick

This trade is the equivalent to the Vince Carter to New Jersey Nets trade in 2004 where the Toronto Raptors traded a disgruntled All-Star for essentially a bag of basketballs. For those Toronto sports fans, it's still ranked as one of the worst trades in not only Raptors history, but in NBA/Toronto history.

In a funny way, Carter and Marner have a lot of similarities. They were both fan-favorites and All-Star's but the fanbase turned on them because of their perceived lack of effort. Please note that many, many studies have shown that humans are terrible at looking at other humans and gauging their effort levels.

This trade is so bad that if both teams agreed to it, Commissioner Gary Bettman should jump in and veto the whole thing.

Imagine trading Marner for defensive prospect, a second-rounder and Kerfoot?! The same Kerfoot that fans were begging to leave, who played on the Leafs fourth line(!!) during thier playoff run last year?

I would rather the Leafs trade Marner for nothing than acquire these players and picks from Utah. This is arguably the dumbest trade proposition in the history of sports and I can't believe someone thought this was relaistic.