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
I never said Wendel was a point a game player just a great team leader both on the ice and off.
Time to move on since the Leafs need to rebuild, Sundin will want too much money to resign so let him go and sign a few good young players with speed and grit. Leafs were way to soft last year with only Tucker and Kilger playing physical.
Jeff Quebec had Sakic, Forsberg and Sundin, and they traded Sundin cuz they knew Sakic And Forsberg were 1a and 1b centres and Sundin would be a third line player. Use Sundins 7 million plus US salary to get some good young players in Toronto. Even at his peak Sundin was never a top ten player or centre in the NHL.
Jimmy, 2007-05-10 16:05:12
Before telling people they "don't have a clue" you should note that all the players you listed above DID make their respective teams contenders as they all made the playoffs (you don't need to win the cup to be a contender but you have to make the playoffs). Sundin didn't bring his team to the playoffs so he FAILED as a leader and a franchise player. I think it's pretty clear that you're the one here who doesn't have a clue.
Brian Roy, 2007-05-10 14:43:04