Marner rumours continue in latest pathetic attempt to seem relevant

It’s extremely mid-August for random Twitter accounts to pop up with supposed sourced reports of major transactions for your favourite hockey team.
A trade, contract extension, or an offer sheet — things that rarely happen this time of year but it makes perfect sense to just make something up and have the rest of the hockey world delve deep into what-ifs. “Per source” has become something that anyone can float around and it can get the public attention.

.@NYIslanders Per league source out of New York says the #Isles are getting ready to offer sheet @MapleLeafs RW Mitchell Marner. At 7 years/$91M….AAV of $13M. Marner camp wants to do a 5 year deal at $13M according to the league source. We shall see where this goes……..#NHL
— Joshua Marshall (@JMarshyBosco93) August 10, 2019

Weeks since anyone has heard an update on where any restricted free agent is at for their new contract, Joshua Marshall, co-host of something called the Two Mutts Podcast, has decided to take it upon himself to give the information to the people.
Lou Lamoriello, the tightest-lipped GM in the history of the NHL, could surely just leak some of the biggest news this summer to “JMarshyBosco93” — totally believable.


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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation

Vladdy Watch: Is Friday the next most likely call-up date?

Extremely Brian Fantana voice: “VLADDY WATCH!”
Blue Jays fans are on pins and needles about Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s arrival. Earlier this week, Bob Nightengale reported Vladdy would make his debut on Tuesday. That was debunked shortly afterwards, but the Jays’ rabid fanbase was still left wondering when baseball’s consensus number one prospect will make his MLB debut.
The reports of Tuesday’s debut were only a false alarm. As Vladdy Watch enters day 28 since the beginning of the 2019 season, whispers continue about his official introduction to the Major Leagues.
As of now, the timing seems perfect to bring Guerrero up ahead of Friday night’s series against the Oakland A’s. The Bisons play a mid-morning game in Syracuse today, followed by an afternoon matinee on Thursday. If the organization is concerned about Vladdy getting those extra reps, they could bring him along following the Bisons’ afternoon matchup in nearby Syracuse.
The Blue Jays have an off-day on Thursday following today’s mid-afternoon series finale against the San Francisco Giants, which leads perfectly into a Friday evening tilt featuring baseball’s hottest prospect. That’s enough time to build some momentum going into Friday and sell a few …

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Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation