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Will you cheer or jeer Sundin?
Wed, January 7, 2009

TERRY JONES, SUN MEDIA

The world's most expensive hockey rental player, the subject of one of the sorriest "national" sports soap operas of all time, is going to be a major event here tonight, a feature photo-op of this entire NHL season.

Mats Sundin, after practice in Vancouver, gave himself the green light, boarded the flight and arrived here yesterday with the Canucks preparing to play in tonight's tilt against the Edmonton Oilers.

Will you cheer or jeer Sundin's return to the NHL? Have your say in our forum.

Sundin could make Canucks debut against Oilers



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Who cares where he plays? he is so far removed from game action, he can not help any team...and why is he still an important news topic?
Daryl from Ottawa, 2008-12-08 11:34:27

I have to agree, and I am sure most people do, with Fred Ward. He hit the nail on the head with that
Will, 2008-12-08 11:26:12

Why would he hook up with a team that's clearly on the decline (i.e. the Sens)?
Jake, 2008-12-08 11:22:15

Hey Mats!

You made it very clear when you said that you did not believe in a hired gun.

'A player should be on the team for the whole season'

You did not seem to m ind when the Leafs made deals at the deadline to help in their playoff drives. (seems like a lifetime ago)

So now you are trying to become a hired gun yourself.

So I can only conclude one thing: You were mad at the fact that the Leafs were trying to deal you. This was your way of paying back the fans who worshiped the ground you walked on. Every player in the history of the game would have jumped at the chance to win a Cup. You did not...That tells me you are not driven by Lord Stanley's mug but the vacation time you get by playing with the Leafs...about 5 months.

I donn't care where you play or if ever. Just go away. The Leafs only need players who's goal is the Cup and not vacation time!!!
Brian O'Callaghan, 2008-12-08 11:16:05

He should play in Sweeden. The NHL should change the free agent rules such that a player that hasn't signed by the first game is inelligible for that season in the NHL. No picking and choosing a winning team all the way up to the trade deadline.
Fred Ward, 2008-12-08 10:49:37

Truth?????

The implication throughout your posting is that the Leafs are actually a good team and even in the past when they've lost it's only been because of injuries.

This is exactly what is wrong with the Leafs and with the majority of 'Leaf's Nation'. You are out of touch with reality, period. The Leafs are not one or two calls, or a groin pull away from that elusive Cup. At least not since '93. My contention is that the Leafs have overachieved for years, witness how many times they have beat the Sens in the playoffs when they have never been a better team when they've played them.

The Leafs are one or two lines away from being respectable at best and what they are doing right now is the right thing to do, blow it up and build a winner. But don't count your chickens before they're hatched. Toronto's win over Montreal means that Montreal can play really bad games, not that Toronto is good.
Rick W., 2008-12-08 10:20:54

I think Sundin is a legend at the game. Right now the Leafs are fighting hard and I wouldn't want that to mess up Torontos chances even though i know sundin will just put them back in the playoffs there was no reason for them not to make it the last recent yrs other than injuries. Listen Vancouver is a great team it is in the Western Conference. U could put vancouver one level ahead and maybe shock the world but lets be realistic theres still detroit and san jose to move past u have just as much of a shot staying in toronto so why screw up ur career for two yrs playin somewhere else when u can stay in Toronto where uve stated over 20 times is where u wanted to retire. Stop driving the whole world nuts and play where u said u wanted to play. The Leafs want u back and we're ready for damage once again. If we beat Canucks this weekend u come back. LATER. 6-3 OVER HABS NO SUNDIN LEGENDARY. WITH ALL THE FIXED CALLS GOING MONTREALS WAY.
THE TRUTH, 2008-11-10 22:39:28

Wherever Mats goes he will be a huge asset to that team. All the bashers have no right to get down on a guy who did we he did for all his years as a leaf. He "earned" the right to both his contract and right to exercise it. If he returns he deserves everyone's respect, it's no Mat's but the media focusing all this attention on his decision. It bothers me when people show such little respect for a guy who gave us so much!
Al, 2008-11-07 19:03:43

Mats at this stage can add little value to the Leafs and just hinder there rebuilding program. Stay focused with that. Sundin would be a total disruptive force. He had a stellar career and at 37 he should just retire gracefully and spend his remaining years at the cottage in Sweden !!
Gary M, 2008-11-07 14:46:47

He may be able to play road hockey in Russia,has lost all respect in north america
mel, 2008-11-07 14:05:32

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