Look, I keep hearing about how Mats Sundin is going to take Vancouver to new heights and how he will affect the Flames in terms of head to head match ups. Mats is just a little bit better than Daymond Langkow, he's not the best thing since sliced bread, he just consistently good. Over the last two seasons Langkow and Sundin are only about 10 points apart roughly... and Gillis is paying him 10 MILLION (echo affect of "million million million) per season. That seems worth it. He must have had management lessons from the Toronto Maple leafs, just spend on old half retired guys a stupid amount of money and try to appease some fans and make a splash.
Hey don't forget Vancouver is tied or just behind the Flames for the division lead depending on the night, they are not a one trick pony because of Luongo, they are a good team! Why mess with a good thing? Now Sundin has to learn their system, the players and coach and how long will that take? He might be 37 by the time he figures that out...pops that was last year, in about two months he will be 38 and by the time he finishes next year 39. A 39 year old Mats Sundin who doesn't really care about conditioning should be interesting to watch.
I wrote before about being offered 10 million and saying, "I'll hold off for now" and how that is a slap in the face to the other players on the team but then to wait for the Rangers to make a trade and then turn to Vancouver and affectively say, "yeah I guess you'll do... I guess Sather couldn't trade Redden. Thanks for this huge amount of money", should anger Vancouver fans yet they are super happy and have delusions of a Stanley cup!!!
Well Vancouver Fans, I'll show you 10 years of the best of Mats and count for you the cups Toronto has in that time... zero. And that was when he bled for the team and the team wasn't just the ugly sister he had to take to the prom.