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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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Is the centre of the universe really that hard up for sporting news that it needs to follow this as if it’s important?
Trent, 2008-11-07 13:56:06

Nobody cares where he plays. As far as I'm concerned he can come back not in shape and get hurt first shift and be gone for the season. He thinks he's so important and can hold the league at hostige; tell him to take a hike. NHL doesn't need him. He provide nothing in TO for 13 season, he can go do the same in the little league over the pond.
Al, 2008-11-07 13:14:12

Your question was---Where should Sundin play? The answer is ---Russia, Sweden or Don Cherrys back yard rink.In short, who cares?
Doug Stuart, 2008-11-07 12:29:29

Plain and Simple, he should and only can play for Toronto. He screwed the leafs out of picks because he "loved" Toronto and envolked his no trade clause last year. He owes them until he retires if he has a concience
Daniel Pinard, 2008-11-07 12:14:48

Who cares? Seriously, does anyone outside of Toronto really care about this anymore?
Brian, 2008-11-07 12:14:14

This sort of thing epitomizes what's wrong with the cap, other than the fact it keeps surging up every year. Players near the end of their careers who certainly don't need the money can float around and then sign on for next to nothing (Shanahan) to try and horn in on a cup photo op. This approach favours teams like Detroit (who got Hossa for less than market value) and hurts any chance of parity in the league. Places that human beings don't want to live in, like Edmonton, will continue to hemorage talent and never be competitive.

I think that there should be lower limits on what a player can sign for, depending on his past salary. If you are worth $6m and want to sign for $2m, the other teams should be able to bid more for your services. Not a perfect system but it would give teams in lousy markets an option. Also, if you sign for $1m for a partial season, it should be prorated to the whole year for cap purposes. This would put pressure on players to sign earlier as $1m for 1/4 season would count as $4m on the cap.

Personally I hope the cap drops 10% next year in this economy and let teams try to fit those longterm hefty contracts under the new limit. That would bring some responsibility back into their projections.
Rick W., 2008-11-07 10:01:08

I had to chuckle at Gary Loewen's article on Canoe today regarding Sundin. In essence, he says he's "tired" of all the attention being focused on Mats.

Rap rap. Helloooo in there Loewen!! It's you twits in the media who keep dragging up his situation and when you shove a mic under his nose he at least has the courtesy to give you a response. It might not be the "scoop" all of you are so desperately seeking, but then he's under no obligation to give you a definitive answer or even a hint. He is an unrestricted free agent and, as such, can do whatever the hell he wants, and if that includes visiting California it's certainly none of your business. Or anyone else's. Leave him alone. If and when he decides to come back I doubt very much he'll call you or any of those other anal-retentive media types who can't get the message. After all, he hasn't been seeking YOU and your cohorts out. Look around for a prominent media member who has NOT bothered him with endless questions about his future and that's my guess as the one who gets the scoop if and when it does occur.
Gary O., 2008-11-05 12:43:10

cant wait for the boo birds to send him packing evertime he plays at the acc
tdiddy, 2008-11-05 06:11:13

Mats should stay true to what he's always said about ending his carrer as a Leaf and retire. He surely doesn't need the money and if he goes out with class he will always be revered by most knowledgible hockey fans in Toronto. Another Dave Keon?
wally, 2008-11-05 06:03:28

Mats would have been right up there with the best of them (scoring) had he been on a better team. Enough dumping on Sundin. Lets see what he does in Detroit, Montreal or Ottawa.
Dave, 2008-11-04 22:54:42

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