Mitch Marner makes a lot of sense for the Philadelphia Flyers

Mitch Marner makes a lot of sense for the Philadelphia Flyers this summer.
Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four
Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four / Claus Andersen/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Flyers blew their chance at being the third-place Metropolitan Division team and the second-place Wild Card team in the last month of the season.

They over-performed their preseason expectations by a lot but things change when you start the year off so well. The way this thing ended was a massive disappointment no matter what you thought of the team in September.

That won't sit well with the front office of the Flyers. It is mostly a new group there and they are evaluating everything to see who should stay and who should go.

A lot of offense is going to be coming through Philadelphia over the next handful of years but they could very well consider adding more via free agency or trades.

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers would make great trade partners

One name that comes to mind is Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Marner and the Leafs were just eliminated in game seven of their first-round series against the Boston Bruins.

Marner seems to be checked out of Toronto with the way that he's been playing. He is also set for an extension as he can get it done any time after July 1st. One year from then will his contract expire.

The Philadelphia Flyers should inquire. It feels like the Leafs might consider breaking up the "core four" (Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, John Tavares, and William Nylander). Marner is the most obvious choice of them all although anything can happen.

His $10.9 million contract is daunting but the Flyers could afford it for one year. After that, who knows what his contract expectations will be? That would all depend on his play.

Marner is a high-end scoring winger who plays great defense and is a wizard on both sides of the special teams units.

He had 26 goals and 59 assists for 85 points in 69 regular season games this year. He would have flirted with 100 points again if he played in all 82 games.

While being a very good defensive forward, those are incredible numbers. The problem for Marner is the playoffs. He needs to find a way to score more during that time of year. He only had three in Toronto's seven-game series loss to Boston.

You have to actually make the playoffs to get this problem figured out and Marner would help the Flyers do that. He'd be a great mentor for some of the younger players coming in as well. This is definitely something for the front office to be thinking about as the summer approaches.