Report: Brendan Shanahan didn't approve latest Marner extension

According to Satiar Shah from Sportsnet, the Maple Leafs and Mitch Marner were recently close to an extension and Leafs President Brendan Shanahan didn't approve the specifics.

No word yet on what the final AAV would have looked like but the constant chatter is Marner is looking for Auston Matthews type of money which sits over $11.6 million. Have to wonder if the term of the deal is what the Leafs President wasn't happy about.

Leafs GM, Kyle Dubas would prefer to sign Marner for as long as possible. While Marner's agent, Darren Ferris wants to make sure Marner is compensated as close to the maximum of his potential as possible.

These contract talks could last all summer, buckle up Leafs Nation.