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One more Sundin Rumor!!!

Posted 12:50 PM ET | Comments 10
Listening to "Leafs Lunch" on AM640 this after noon I heard some interesting things. Mike Seidel of THN and Chief Scout for North American Central Scouting mentioned that a source close to him and he considers very reliable told him that (and im paraphrasing) Sundin really wants to come back to Leafs but he also wanted former Leafs captain Doug Gilmore as an assistant coach to help out in the room with the kids. Now that the Leafs and Doug Wilson have announced the 2 new assistants and Gilmour isn't one of them the rumor is that Sundin is a little disappointed and is now considering what to do next(rumor is now the Leafs are out of the loop because of the Gilmour thing). As announced he will let everyone know by Aug 1st. Personally I still think he will be either be a Leaf or retire. I take Sundin's word...and he said he wants to retire a Leaf.

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July 24, 2008 2:53 PM ET | Delete
maybe if sundin did the leafs a favour at the trade deadline then maybe they would listen to his wishes, but as we all know he but the boots to the leafs. It's time to move on without Sundin, The only way to the top is to hit bottom first. Just look at Pittburg, Flyers Blackhawks,and even the red wings hit rock bottom before ther rebuild it the right way
July 24, 2008 3:03 PM ET | Delete
mrleaf.. let's say you're devoted to your work, your boss comes to you and says: Hey you've been great but I got an offer from our competitor and if you go work there they'll give us a few rookies and bucks. Sundin doesn't owe ANYTHING to the leafs, especially not a trading favour. Hell, if anyone owes something, it's the leafs and the fans that owe Sundin some respect and appreciation.
July 24, 2008 3:06 PM ET | Delete
Maybe if the Leaf did sundin a favor and not tried to get rid of them like an old piece of garbage, he would still want to be with the leaf. Also by trading his right by the deadline, it was a clear message from Toronto to Sundin. We want to get something from you that you are not able to give us while playing with us, Young guys. Leafs are going nowhere with or without Sundin, why can't Sundin join a team that will have more success? And for a team with more success than the leaf, the list is a long one!
July 24, 2008 3:48 PM ET | Delete
mrleaf, you sir are dead wrong. If he comes back, he comes back. He stays true to his word, and the team is built around him. If he doesn't he doesn't. If management is really that petty, then I agree with our Habs friends here and say we don't deserve him anymore. The guy is a rarity in professional sports, let's let him make up his mind...
July 24, 2008 3:52 PM ET | Delete
C`mon, anybody really buy that? Mats is off fishing and enjoying his summer, not worrying what Doug Gilmour is doing. You got "fished-in" my friend. Leafs lunch - like any other media outlet is looking for something to get people talking.
July 24, 2008 4:16 PM ET | Delete
Just one more thing to add, and ill give credit to my buddy for saying it and i quote "The Leafs had Sundin almost all season last year and they pretty much tanked anyways, so what if he comes back, can one player make a team." *to mrleaf's comment* Plus with the roster as it is, its going to be hard for the leafs to tank and hit rock bottom this season(though they might be close)..plus Florida i think has the first pick in the bag..who do they have??
July 24, 2008 5:56 PM ET | Delete
well, FLA has Weiss, Horton, Bouwmeester and Vokoun for starters. They added boynton and ballard from phoenix, along with Van Ryn and Cory Murphy, that ain't a bad top 5 d right there. Up front, including weiss and horton there's Booth who they stole from Detroit in the Bert trade. Stillman is there now, and Olesz ain't too shabby. He's a step or seven up from Tlusty, that's for sure. I think the panthers may actually surprise a few people this year, they seem to every year.
July 25, 2008 1:55 PM ET | Delete
well, just a couple things to add.. first, rumour is Florida is going to be moving Boumeester before the season. Apparently the Leafs have made a large pitch for his services although if i was that idiot Jaques Martin I dont know who the buds could possibly give me to get the young dman out from my grasp... then again, as i stated and as most sens fans know, martin is an idiot. Id would be incredibly surprised tho if young bouwmeester is in a Leafs jersey come september. ........next coment to add is, as far as Mats wanting Douie as an assistant, I heard that as well, and I also heard he was distraught over Dougie being passed over...however it is Wilson's ship and if he wants his guys Mats has to understand that... in saying that I heard he was intrigued and excited at the signing of Cujo so perhaps this will counter effect the Gilmour saga.. lord knows Joseph and Sundin would be great role models. ........Finally, to the bloger who made this post.. ITS RON WILSON!!!!!!! I cant believe how many times Ive read (from apparent Leaf die hards) that the Leafs new head coach is none other then the vice president/GM of the San Jose Sharks!!!! I wonder if the sharks are aware of this??!! lol... Get it right, it RON! lol.
July 25, 2008 1:58 PM ET | Delete
sorry for the aweful spelling errors.. my f'n laptop keyboard sucks! again.. apologies :)
July 28, 2008 8:16 AM ET | Delete
lol wow how'd I mess that up, got to proof read my blogs a little more carefully thanks for the correction lol little embarrassed now lol
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