While he's been the face of the Maple Leafs for 13 seasons, Mats Sundin is running out of time to win a Stanley Cup.
Read the full story: Sundin's last Leafs season?
Get draft picks for him and a good young player. Dump his $ 5.5 mill contract and use his salary for free agents in the summer.
Jimmy, 2007-12-04 19:14:21
When the Leafs get to the second round this year. You will all be thanking all the hockey gods for Mats Sundin.
Robert, 2007-12-03 21:46:31
And sure Hammer, go and ridicule Alfredsson, all he did was lead the playoffs in scoring last year, producing when it counted. Go ahead and single out a guy who right now is better than any player in the Toronto organization.
The Toronto fans are deluded because if you talk to them for the past almost twenty years they've almost been good enough to win. But if you look at the stats, not only has the team not come close but in the past 40 years, no Toronto player has ever won any major trophy in the NHL. No Art Rosses, no Calders, no Vezinas, etc. The best they got was one Lady Byng by Mogilny, a trophy and a player normally ridiculed by Toronto fans anyway.
Bottom line is that the Leafs organization is a sick one and the fans are the symptom or the cause, not sure which. For it to get better they've got to curry real hockey fans who can admire a worthy adversary like Alfie and appreciate how the Sens built a better team, instead of railing every time their team loses.
Anyhow, Sundin is a good player and yes the Leafs should trade him for youth
Rick W., 2007-12-03 17:59:59
Sundin will never leave Toronto on his free will.The man's too smart for that. He knows that being the best of the mediocre in hogtown, is a lot better then being in the middle of the pack anywhere else. PLUS.. he enjoys "total immunity" from the media zoo of Toronto. Scoring one goal in a span of 21 games, while his beloved leafs were fighting, yet another year, to get in the playoffs, was hardly noticed. (i wasn't even gonna bring this up but, since some of you guys seem to INSIST on bringing up the past,why not?) Cripes! If Sundin stays where he is, even in his second year of collecting old age security, he knows he'd still be in the middle of the pack.
He may be a good player where he is but,since none of the other 29 GMs are named JFJ, don't count on getting too much for a player that has only a few years left in him, UNLESS he stays in Toronto.
Always a pleasure..
Losers since'67, 2007-12-03 16:48:10
Yeah that is what I thought about Cujo and let's see he last 4 games longer in detroit that year. Hopefully Leafs can scrape in and play ottawa and send them to the scrap heap again. Sundin is great but look how the leafs(Ballard) treated Sittler at the end, very disgusting. Oh well hope we can beat nashville on tuesday and go from there, remember lots of games left and we are only 8 pts behind the sens for first place (ha ha)!
GO LEAFS GO!
toady, 2007-12-03 16:35:40