Marner is expected to go to Switzerland next week. Here’s why the Leafs don’t care

It’s been somewhat widely reported for a while now that if Mitch Marner can’t come to an agreement with the Leafs soon he’s going to head overseas to suit up for another team. In the case of Marner’s agent Darren Ferris, this has been a pretty classic scheme from his playbook, with him going down the same route for his clients in past years when there’s been a contract stalemate. Unsurprisingly, he’s used TSN’s Darren Dreger as the conduit for getting his message out there, which I suppose is meant to put fear into the Leafs and their fans and turn up the pressure to get a deal done.

“Unless something changes, I believe his plan is to go to Switzerland in the 3rd week of this month” @DarrenDreger tells @heylandsberg and @dfeschuk the latest on Mitch Marner’s contract negotiations with the Maple Leafs. @TSNHockey @TSN1050Radio pic.twitter.com/Q6NXPY11PB
— First Up (@FirstUp1050) September 9, 2019

At first glance, for most people this probably drums up a few questions, most notably “Can Mitch Marner really go play for the Zurich Lions instead of the Leafs this season?” The answer is technically “yes”, …

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Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation

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