The Toronto Maple Leafs and restricted free agent Mitch Marner have yet to come to a deal that makes both sides happy.
While Marner wants an Auston Matthews type contract, the Maple Leafs and general manager Kyle Dubas would prefer to sign Marner to a bridge deal or an eight year deal.
It doesn't sound like there will be a conclusion anytime soon which gives other teams the opportunity to put together a proper offer sheet.
According to Joshua Marshall, the New York Islanders are doing just that.
Marshall reports that according to a league source, the Islanders are ready to present Marner with a massive seven year offer sheet worth a total of $91million and carries an AAV of $13million.
It's kind of hard to believe considering that the Islanders aren't exactly in cap heaven with only $8.6million in cap space and still need to sign their own restricted free agents, Anthony Beauvillier and Michael Dal Colle.
.@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