Mats Sundin. Yeah that's right I said it, a lot of us have been thinking it too. I know the media and hockey forums have to discuss something during the off season but by this point we should be discussing how Koivu and Sundin will play together or about his heroic return to the leafs...or even the up coming gomez trade since Sundin signed in N.Y.
Instead we get to read about how he is still deciding if he wants to play hockey...for ten million dollars. hmmm. If the love of the game isn't enough to get you on skates by training camp than surely ten million American green backs is right?? right?? That's what?? Three trillian kroners or whatever Mats come on!!
So this guy is supposed to bring "intangibles" along with his meager 70-80 points... there's better players getting paid less who WANT to play. What leadership qualities is he invoking right now in his fellow players? To be Selfish? That should help. I respect a guy who wants to retire and spend time with his family, there's nothing wrong with that...just say it.
His fellow players are waiting for him to decide where he wants to play if at all so they can go get contracts of their own with whatevers left. That's nice of him.
Lets say he does come back, no training camp? No work in the off season? How long until your favorite team is paying him ten million to watch from the injured reserved list?? Is it too much to ask to at least pretend like you're a professional athlete? Key word "professional".
Get off it Mats, for no other reason than we are all sick of it.
P.S. yes I recognize the irony of writting about him.