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Is Sundin the best Bud ever?
Thu, October 11, 2007

Mats Sundin was credited with an assist that gave him a club-record 917 points Thursday night, but television replays did not show him touching the puck on the scoring play.

The announced crowd of 19,319 gave Toronto's captain a standing ovation.

Will Toronto fans remember Mats Sundin as the greatest Leaf of all time? Have your say in our forum.

Sundin surpasses Sittler



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Oh my god. I knew the Leafs were only playing possum. Break out the Champagne, there Stanley cup bound. 8-1, they don't suck after all. HAHA
Pete, 2007-10-12 10:35:15

"Over the last 10 seasons, Sundin ranks fourth among all NHL players in goals with 334 and points with 787. In his career, he has scored 525 goals and assisted on 726 for 1,251 points in 1,236 games." This is pretty impressive for any player...
Peter, 2007-10-12 10:27:57

Dave Keon is the greatest Leaf ever. Case Closed.
D. Hanson, 2007-10-12 10:09:53

When you hear about the great players making players around them better I have to wonder who Sundin made better ? Thats right no one.

Sundin is a good player, not a great player or a leader.

Sittler, Gilmour, Clark, they were great players and more importantly leaders.

Jimmy, I think its closer to 60 games longer that Sundin needed to break Sittlers records but your point is well taken.
Al, 2007-10-12 10:05:58

I think he's the best that I've seen. I can only go back to about 1962/3. Not to downplay Sittler, but he had Macdonald, Salming, Turnbull etc. for years.

My favourite players were Tim Horton, Dave Keon and Paul Henderson.

I was livid when we traded Wendel Clark for this guy I never heard of (and a Swede no less!).

What a steal. Clark was, for the most part, finished.

To me, with all due respect to the other Leafs (and I bleed blue), it's Mats hands down.


mike, 2007-10-12 10:03:25

Mats Sundin should be considered one of the best leafs ever. He carried this leafs team through good times and bad times by scoring a point per game with no names beside him, he took the heat when the leafs stunk, and let the team reap the rewards when they were winning. Sure you can name Sittler, and Clark and Keon, But look at the talent pool that was available then. now it is so thin, to have Sundin and to have him healthy and successful for so long should earn him the title of best leaf ever.

Mind you, you fans close to the ACC are playing with a full deck any way. When Sundin retires, only then will you realize what leader and player he was.
Gord, 2007-10-12 09:33:07

Mats is good but I think Dave Keon and Pierre Jarry were a tad better.
Bob A., 2007-10-12 09:16:24

Mats Sundin's recent accomplishments are noteworthy to say the least.

His 12 yr. record with the Maple Leafs is remarkable considering some of the "stiffs" various coaches have saddled him with over that time.

I do not believe he should be considered the best Leaf ever but without a doubt he is one of the outstanding players who have marked this historic franchise.

Mats Sundin's greatest contribution to Maple Leaf hockey is how well he carried himself on and off the ice in a dignified manner. He is Toronto's answer to Jean Beliveau (minus all the team championships and Stanley Cups),
Mel Parker, 2007-10-12 08:22:03

congradulations to him...great career.....

but absolutly not...too much history to go with him
Tim, 2007-10-12 08:05:44

Well, one of the best that's for sure! He didn't win any Staley Cups? Well, maybe they should give him a team to do it! He stuck it out for Toronto even during some horrible times and never gave up. He is a great leader and deserves every honours!
Peter, 2007-10-12 07:46:59

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