In all of this contractual madness, you kind of lose sight that Mitch Marner is just a 22-year-old kid. Well, with his current contract situation in Toronto, it looks like the playmaking, homegrown, star winger has yielded to the social media trolls.
Seen below, Marner is enjoying his summer vacation by shredding some boat wake waves and throwing down a few 360 spins on his wakeboard. The reason this is interesting? No commenting allowed:
Well into the tens of thousands of likes, Mitch is just trying to live his life and share a pretty cool video of him having a rather Canadian summer. Ripping the water sports on a nice lake during a hot, sunny day is almost a right of passage or part of the Canadian DNA. Superstar status or not, Marner is is enjoying his time off as much as us normies do.
It’s a shame that he has to limit the comments on his post because he knows it’ll be filled with passionate fans, armchair GMs, and/or social media trolls giving him advice or begging for his signature.
His contract situation is well documented, but we’re all just guessing about what has or hasn’t been discussed, or is the fated offer sheet is on its way. We don’t know anything about the negotiation but so many people have already decided he’s greedy or needs to calm his rumored demands.
Long story short, we’re in the dark until something concrete is released. The side effect is that a 22-year-old hockey player has to turn off commenting on his personal Instagram because he knows the trolls won’t make it worth it. What a world.