Report: Columbus talking to Mitch Marner

According to Aaron Portzline of the Athletic, the Columbus Blue Jackets have been in contact with Mitch Marner's agent regarding an offer sheet.

Marner has made it known league wide he has no interest in leaving the Maple Leafs. While Toronto GM, Kyle Dubas has made it loud and clear the Leafs will match any offer for Marner, even it means trading William Nylander to make room under the salary cap.

The Leafs have roughly $9.3 million available once they move Nathan Horton to LTIR, which should give them enough room to sign Marner and increase his AAV over the term of the contract. However, if Columbus gets Marner to agree to a mega-deal in the 11's or 12's, the Leafs will have no choice but to make another trade.

Leafs Nation would you give up Nylander to keep Marner?