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Mitch Marner has embarrassing quote showing how out of touch he is

Published May 6, 2024 at 10:38

It's locker room clean out day in Toronto, where players come to trot out the same old excuses for their continued failure in the playoffs. This time Mitch Marner had just an awful quote, while he's already at the center of criticism for Leafs fans.

After another year where Marner failed to show up in the playoffs, he told the media he wants to sign a long-term contract in Toronto, where he's looked upon as a god in the city.

Marner's $10.9M contract is set to expire at the end of next season, meaning he's eligible to sign an extension now or walk himself to free agency. After scoring just 6 goals in his last 37 playoff games and consistently being neutralized once the games become physical, it's very possible that the Leafs may not want to bring him back - especially with a raise.

The organization may not longer have a fit for Marner, and even the fans too are demanding the team finally moves on from this losing formula.

Mitch Marner's quote shows just how out of touch he is with Leafs fans

While Marner is up at media day following 7 playoff series losses in 8 attempts calling himself a God, fans in the city are feeling the total opposite. Marner was supposed to be a hometown superstar for the Leafs, but instead extorted the team for the most money possible, then consistently underdelivered in the playoffs. At this point, his repeated failure makes it look like the lights are too bright for him.

With new ownership heading the top of the Leads organization, it's expected that the team makes sweeping organizational change this year. President Brendan Shanahan is believed to be on his way out, coach Sheldon Keefe will likely be fired before his contract extension kicks in, and a core player - likely Mitch Marner - could be on their way out.

It truly feels like the end of an era in Toronto, an era marked by endlessly stringing together a losing roster as the team was content with regular season success, and ignored playoff failure. The losing culture in Toronto continues to compound with nearly no end in sight if these massive changes aren't made.
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