Mats Sundin will remain with the Toronto Maple Leafs for one more season.
The Leafs captain signed a one-year contract worth US$5.5 million on Tuesday, raising questions about Sundin's future with the organization.
Was this a prudent move by the Maple Leafs? Do they move their team leader at or before the trade deadline if the club is on the outside looking in concerning the Eastern playoff standings?
Have your say in our forum.
Sundin opts for one-year deal
He has proven his worth over the years here in TO and you honour that loyalty.
It is not up to all you armchair athlete’s to decide who is best for the job. It is up to the individuals who comprise a ”team” to select their leader. No one else. I’ll bet that if asked, each player would on the leafs today would say Sundin is the man. Today and tomorrow and for as long as he is willing to lead.
The fact that your even asking if he is fitting of the honour is trite.
Face it, Sundin has been an orphan for many years. Not since Mogilny was around has there been anybody to help elevate his game. He’s had to play down for far too long and through no fault of his own.
The guy can lead in the dressing room and on the ice. The real question is can Ferguson lead?
Millzy, 2007-05-09 21:46:22
I'm a bit mixed on the Sundin issue.
He's devoted a lot of his life to sticking with the Maple Leafs and giving his all, despite his talents being shackled by mediocre wingers.
In a way, I'd like to see Sundin win a Cup before he retires - and it ain't gonna happen in Toronto.
Maybe trade him to a top contending team and get a first round pick and a good, young player.
It's too bad that he wouldn't finish his career here, but he deserves a shot at the Cup.
Gordon, 2007-05-04 13:52:20
Rackman, 2007-05-02 16:19:00