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Sundin to wait a Year??

Posted 12:38 PM ET | Comments 14
I know this story has been told and told and told over again. Here I am adding another story to it. I haven't written a blog in quite some time, but it because I have been away working on making contacts so when I write a blog I have some substance behind what I am writing. Back to the story I started out writing. For the past 2 months I have been in almost daily contact with a source close to the Sundin situation and contrary to what most people are saying (Sundin to Rangers) thing aren't exactly what they seem. According to my source, the feeling is that Sundin still wants to be back as a Leaf but and this is a big but, it might not be until the 09/2010 season. I am paraphrasing here but my source basically said " Mats is really interested in seeing what happens with the new look Leafs this year, and would love to be back with them this year, but feels waiting maybe waiting a year would benefit what the Leafs are trying to do." To me it seems like Mats is on board with what Cliff is doing right now and is just as excited about seeing what is going to happen this season just as much as most Leaf fans are(including myself). Now my take on this is.... I still believe he will be back as a Leaf, I just can't say when. That’s all. Thanks

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September 12, 2008 12:45 PM ET | Delete
Sounds like your "sources" are less in the know than Eklund's. Don't quit your day job.
September 12, 2008 1:01 PM ET | Delete
Hey its all a matter of opinion, I'm just reporting what I know, everyone is open to form an opinion, but thanks for the feedback.
September 12, 2008 1:09 PM ET | Delete
hey toughhockeyfan... why do you have to be a prick? How would you possibly know that what he's saying doesn't have some truth to it?
September 12, 2008 1:33 PM ET | Delete
I would have to agree... as much as he would love to play for NYR I think he truly wants to be a Leaf!! I heard the same news elsewhere that Mats will sit back and see how things develop in Toronto and decide from there!! Who knows, he could pull a Selanne and we can have him for a 2 mil cap hit and add anohter presence upfront.... He did mention wanting to be with a team from start to finish but I think an exception would be if that team were the Leafs!!
September 12, 2008 4:07 PM ET | Delete
Hey Tough, do you think Eks sources are 100%? Why would you post just to be an idiot? Mightyquinn a different perspective I haven't heard yet, I do agree Sundin wants to be a Leaf, only time will tell.... and it appears he'll do just that.
September 12, 2008 5:40 PM ET | Delete
protalk, I'd consider Eklund's sources about 1% reliable. If anyone is posting to be an idiot, it's this guy. This is the most ridiculous far-fetched dumb idea I've ever heard from some head-in-clouds leaf fan. Your dreamland fantasies make the rest of us look bad. You really think a guy who wouldn't waive his no-trade is going to sit out for a year just to watch his team lose? He wants to win a cup with his beloved leafs, thats why he refused to go, that's why he'd never do this. He's a Captain of a group of men with pride who have no intention of losing this year. To suggest this is whats on Sundin's mind is an insult to his character and himself - he'd never do it, I'd bet my firstborn on it. Theres no truth to this thought and if you believe otherwise you're really quite gullible.
September 12, 2008 7:13 PM ET | Delete
Sundin to retire (j4).
September 12, 2008 8:17 PM ET | Delete
good stuff mighty quinn
September 13, 2008 1:41 AM ET | Delete
There are a few words to describe what I think of Toronto's chances this season, and unfortunately "excited" is not among them. And if Sundin isn't giving any hints to anyone about his future to the point where even his agent sounds confused, then how is anyone else in the world in a position to know?
September 13, 2008 2:40 AM ET | Delete
Tough....Sundin is no longer on Montreal's wish-list, the Nucks are looking at other options as well, including trading the twins, Sundin himself is ready to wait until mid-season by some reports. Sundin is apparently enjoying his European world tour and Swedish mansion. So retirement may be an option but I doubt he will. Niedermayer was captain "of a group of men with pride" yet he left his team in conflict while deciding his future. So to bet your firstborn is slightly gullible when Sundin doesn't know what Sundin wants. My belief is Sundin will become a Leaf again at some point but I would not rule out the Rangers trying everything they can to get him, especially if he comes back in mid-season and there in the hunt.
September 14, 2008 6:52 PM ET | Delete
pro-talk, I'm not saying the guy doesn't love the leafs or that he won't play for them later this season or in a season down the road. What I'm saying is that Sundin would not hold off on his playing career in the NHL based on the fact the leafs would get a better draft position without him in the lineup (as implied in this article). He may be enjoying time away from the game playing poker or whatever, but if he finds the off-season training too difficult at 37, then the off-season training at 38 after a year off is that much harder. All I'm saying is at his age he isn't going to put his career on hold just to satisfy leaf fans that want the team to lose. Thats a fantasy dream. Pro athletes don't think like that and when these leafs are seriously ready to compete for a cup again, Sundin will be retired, regardless if he plays for several more seasons. All I'm saying is his decision has nothing to do with a motivation to let the team stink to the basement.
September 15, 2008 4:09 PM ET | Delete
ummmmm - who cares - unless of course he lands in an Ottawa uniform :)
September 16, 2008 4:52 PM ET | Delete
Tough I do agree with your assessment but Sundin IMO is feeding us a line with "its tough on the body at my age" or whatever crap he's spewing. He already knows what he wants, ideally he signs and lets us move him at the deadline and we make him part of upper management, he can play poker with Nieuwendyk in the luxury boxes, again I don't think this will happen though. I don't think Sundin will sit the year out for the sake of a better draft pick or but he could conceivably take a year (or 2,3 or 4 months) to gather his thoughts which apparently are moving in slow motion. I still think the Rangers are serious about landing him.
September 17, 2008 11:32 AM ET | Delete
The Rangers dont have the cap space to sign him, hell they can't even get Shanny in under the cap.
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