Doerrie: The Pressure to Perform Has Officially Arrived For the Leafs

After what seemed like an eternity, even though it was only ~16 months, each of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ young stars is signed until the end of the 2024 season. So, please, for the sake of your own sanity (and mine), do not start hollering about Morgan Rielly yet.
For the first time in over a decade, this should be a season in which Leafs fans can comfortably sit back and say, “My team has young stars who are fun to watch, with no looming negotiations.” I guarantee a portion of this fan base will still find something to complain about, but I strongly recommend you avoid that portion, whether on Twitter, or in some underground bar.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, full disclosure: I was preparing to write a “Is it time to discuss whether Ferris is negotiating in bad faith,” article. There were a litany of signs and leaks that this was the case, but holy hallelujah, we have a contract! So, let’s discuss it.
Dom Luszczyszyn and Justin Bourne of the Athletic both had great pieces on the Marner contract, and I highly recommend you read those. Do I think this is a …

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Author: Rachel Doerrie / The Leafs Nation

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