BigTuna wrote: ↑Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:25 pm
micky107 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:56 am
TORONTO SUN: Steve Simmons reported hearing the Maple Leaves could have signed Mitch Marner a year ago to an 8 year contract worth $8 million per year. At the time, however, they thought it was too much.
Lebrunn was just on TSN radio and said the exact opposite. He said Dubas very first meeting as GM in June of 2018 was with Ferris to lock Marner up.
How the fuck is that "the opposite"?
The fact is that Marner's camp was asking for $8-$8.5M X 8 years last summer.
Yes Dubas sat down to talk to the Marner camp last summer... AND
... the Marner camp asked for $8-$8.5M X 8 years... AND
DUMBASS SAID 'NO'!
(BTW $8M X 8 would turn into ~ $6.5M X 5 if both sides chose a shorter term)
Simmons is correct and he's not the first to report it.
(for a year now I've given links to other pundits saying the same thing)
You need to come to grips with the fact Kyle Dummy has screwed up the Marner signing big time.
Just as he screwed up the Matthews singing and the Nylander signing.
An experienced GM would have saved the team countless million$ on the cap going forward.
You know as well as I do thjat one day you'll be roasting KD over these very things in a coupla years.
Deja vu, it's the same thing over and over... love Burkie, roast Burkie, love Nonis, roast Nonis, love Lou, roast Lou.
Love Dubas, roast Dumbass.
Here is that interview on TSN today that you alluded to:
https://www.tsn.ca/radio/toronto-1050/p ... -1.1360068
“The narrative that the Leaves weren’t that interested in signing Marner last year because they were so focussed on getting Nylander done first… Dubas said that is not true. In fact the first meeting he took in as GM of the team in May 2018 was with Darren Ferris, Mitch Marner’s agent… they were interested (in signing Marner) it just didn’t happen.... No matter what Marner he ends up signing for, it’s more than he gets last summer. The apex of it is leverage for Mitch Marner was $8.5M per year on an 8 year deal.
So yeah, Lebrun agrees
with Simmons, "The opposite"?? ROFLMAO