Is the Marty Party over?

Is the Marty Party over?

There has always been a belief that Martin Marincin would be a Leafs two years after the league folded, but that has been called into question today.

According to a report from iSport, #Leafs free agent Martin Marincin is set to sign with HC Ocelari Trinec in the Czech league.
Marincin has spent the past six years with Toronto, playing 142 games with the Leafs and 79 games with the #Marlies.https://t.co/fcdkmb7s8I
— Kyle Cushman (@Kyle_Cush) June 10, 2021

From the article (translated from Czech)
Another native of Košice is to come to Třinec – the experienced Martin Marinčin.
Twenty-nine-year-old Marinčin, chosen by Edmonton as the No. 46 draft pick in 2010, has been overseas for the past eleven years. He played a total of 227 games (5 + 29) in the NHL for the Oilers and Toronto, and another nine in the Stanley Cup. Last season he did not win a place in the Maple Leafs, he played 14 matches (1 + 4) for the Marlies on the farm in the AHL. With the same club in 2018 he celebrated a victory in the Calder Cup.
Marinčin has a similar figure (192 cm / 95 kg) and game style as Gernát. He can also significantly support the offensive. …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

What to expect from Martin Marincin this summer

If I could use one word to describe Martin Marincin, I would say he’s mysteriously interesting. I believe that because we never really get to know too much about him, or even see him off of the ice.
No social media presence, rarely any interviews (other than when he scored that incredible goal against the Vancouver Canucks) and when he’s playing, you don’t get to see very much of him until he makes himself known, which could be good or bad.
He played 26 games this season, averaged the same amount of ice-time as his last, but had one less point. The only difference maker though was his highlight-reel goal in February.
But a lot of you may be wondering, why write a summer preview for Marincin?
Well, he’s still a very important member to the team because if a player goes down with an injury, the 28-year-old is a possibility to be inserted into the lineup.
A lot of that though depends on the role being given. If it’s a key penalty killing defenceman that goes down, such as Justin Holl or Jake Muzzin, we could see Marincin …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Austin Martin’s deal comes in at over $7 million, Nick Frasso also signs under-slot deal

We’ve known for a few days that Austin Martin and the Blue Jays had reached a deal, but we didn’t know what the signing bonus was.

Finally, on Wednesday, Jon Heyman reported that the fifth-overall pick from the 2020 draft is receiving a signing bonus of $7,000,825. That’s the second-highest signing bonus in the draft so far, behind only first-overall pick Spencer Torkelson, and, as expected, is well over the recommended slot value of $6,180,700.

Austin Martin signs with Jays for $7,000,825. Vandy OF-INF was No. 5 pick. Over slot.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 8, 2020

Martin was expected by many to go second overall in the draft, so when he fell to the Blue Jays at five, it was inevitable that he would be seeking a signing bonus above slot value. Right after the draft, it was reported that his agent, Scott Boras, would be seeking a deal over $7,000,000. He accomplished exactly that.
I imagine we’ll see Martin get added to the 60-man pool in the next little while so he can join the Blue Jays’ off-site camp once the season gets rolling. I really doubt we’ll see him get into a game this …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

The Blue Jays have signed Austin Martin

Austin Martin is officially a Toronto Blue Jay.

The fifth-overall pick from the 2020 draft has agreed to a deal with the Blue Jays, pending a physical, but the details are unknown.
The assigned slot value for the fifth-overall pick is $6,180,700, but it’s reasonable to assume the Jays went over-slot. Martin was projected to go as high as second overall in the draft and it was rumoured at he was looking for a signing bonus of at least $7,000,000.
Being a client of Scott Boras, it was assumed that negotiations with Martin would go all the way down to the wire of the Aug. 1 deadline, but the deal ultimately got done well in advance. First overall pick Spencer Torkelson agreeing to a deal with the Detroit Tigers was probably the domino that needed to fall in order for the Jays and Martin to agree on a signing bonus.
The Jays now have four of their five draft picks from this year’s class signed. Second- and third-round picks C.J. Van Eyk and Trent Palmer signed over-slot deals and fifth-round pick Zack Britton signed an under-slot deal. The only player left to sign is fourth-round pick Nick Frasso, but …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

The Giving Marv

Martin Marincin was traded to the Leafs on June 27, 2015. On the same weekend Toronto drafted Mitch Marner, Travis Dermott, and Jeremy Bracco, adding a depth defenceman from Slovakia was a footnote. Looking back now, in the state of the Leafs blueline it is surprising there was not more excitement about Marincin.
By the time he got to the Leafs, Marincin had already represented Slovakia multiple times at the World Juniors, World Championships, and Olympics. He was a 23 year old, 6’4″ (now listed at 6’5″) defenceman with 85 games of NHL experience, and it only cost the Leafs Brad Ross and a 4th round pick. Marincin was originally selected 46th overall by Edmonton in 2010, they actually traded Riley Nash for the pick.
At that point the knock on Marincin was making bad decisions with the puck, and not being able to stick on a horrendous Oilers blueline was not a good sign for him. He joined the Leafs at an extremely turbulent time, en route to a last place finish in search of the great Papi.
Almost 5 years later, there are few faces in the Leafs organization that have been around longer than ‘Marv’. I’ve decided …

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Author: Earl Schwartz / The Leafs Nation

Injury updates on your favourite wounded Leafs and Cody Ceci

Good news for everyone who doesn’t see Martin Marincin as the long term solution to the blue line woes, help is on the way…

Morgan Rielly and Cody Ceci are on track to return at some point next week, according to Sheldon Keefe.
The #leafs also believe Ilya Mikheyev will play again this season, although his timeline is a little longer than Rielly and Ceci.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 2, 2020
Now, there are two very different elements to that improved defense. First, the return of Morgan Rielly brings in a veteran capable of playing top four minutes, albeit with some defensive deficiencies, but ultimately the Leafs are getting back a top pairing caliber defenseman next week, which is awesome.
The Leafs will also be getting back Cody Ceci, which is nice too, I think.
The Leafs have a tough schedule next week, with Tampa on Tuesday, Nashville on Thursday, and Boston on Saturday. None of those are easy games, but let’s face it, Tampa and Nashville haunt our dreams, so help there is what we need the most, and if the Leafs don’t have the warm bodies for Tampa, it seems like they …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Leafs loan Aberg, Marincin to the Marlies

Do you think Martin Marincin has some dirt on Kyle Dubas or something? But only a little bit of dirt. Because he’s still sticking around in the organization for the rest of his life, it seems, and will play enough for the Leafs, but not all that much that you seem to even remember if he’s up with the big club.
Anyway, today the Leafs made another move to get rid of both Marincin and Pontus Aberg, loaning them to the Marlies.

The @MapleLeafs have loaned forward Pontus Aberg and defenceman Martin Marincin to the @TorontoMarlies (AHL). #LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 15, 2019

In ten combined games for the two players, they have a total of one assist. If you’re curious enough about it, you can find more info here:
Aberg doesn’t really seem like much of a fit for this NHL lineup, but still has some useful qualities as an NHLer somewhere. Now on his fifth NHL team in just four seasons, he’s likely something of a AAAA player,  but then again, could still find himself back up with the Leafies if the injury bug hits.
Gonna pretend …

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Author: TLN Staff / The Leafs Nation

Marincin, Marchment, and Petan to the Marlies. And some guy named Mitch Marner is playing tonight for the Leafs

The @MapleLeafs have loaned defenceman Martin Marincin and forward Nic Petan to the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).
Forward Mitch Marner has been activated from injured reserve. #LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 4, 2019

Forward Mason Marchment has been activated from injured non-roster and loaned to the @TorontoMarlies. #LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 4, 2019
 
 Not to be too controversial, but I think the Leafs could really use Mitch Marner right now. His return to the Leafs gives Toronto their most optimized lineup of the year, unless you think that Trevor Moore needs to return before we can officially say the Leafs are at 100%.
How the lines are going to look is a bit of a mystery, since there wasn’t a practice today and Keefe hasn’t been able to really unveil much in the way of plans for Marner other than the one practice we saw of him with Mikheyev and Tavares, so for now the best bet is they are together and Jason Spezza’s whereabouts are the next significant piece of discussion.
Marincin & Petan down
I’ll admit that I clearly missed something somewhere along the way where Nic Petan didn’t require waivers for this demotion, and the same with Martin Marincin. …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Leafs re-sign Marincin to one year extension

The Martin Marincin era isn’t over yet folks!
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they have re-signed the 27 year old defenseman to a one year, $700k contract extension today, along with the official announcement of re-signing Michael Hutchinson.

Hutchinson and Marincin have signed one-year contracts worth $700,000. #LeafsForever https://t.co/VF7uBJrx8R
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) June 29, 2019

The left shot blueliner will now enter his fifth season in the Toronto Maple Leaf organization, after being acquired from the Edmonton Oilers in 2015 for Brad Ross and a fourth round pick.
In his four years with the Leafs, he’s suited up for 116 games with three goals and 19 points during that span.
However, he’s not known for his scoring, and is better recognized for his underlying numbers. In the three seasons where he actually played a decent amount (so not including 2017-18), he posted 5v5 CF% of 52.68, 50.3, and 52.71, while also seeing improvement in his xGF%, with a 49.52, 51.9, and 53.82.
He’s also highly credited for his ability to deny zone entries, although this season saw a drastic drop in that category. However, I’d attribute that more to his inconsistent playing time more than his skill.
All in all, this is …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation