Here's a Swedish newspaper claiming that Sundin has chosen to play for the Vancouver Canucks next year. Could be just a rumour, could be true. Who knows, but fuel to the fire.
Google translated page:
According to information provided to DN leaving Mats Sundin Toronto for Vancouver.
Sundin ready for Vancouver
He is a Swedish ishockeys hottest transition. Mats Sundin is as reported by Daily News ready for Vancouver. -- I talked to Vancouver yesterday, saying "Sudden" agent Claes Elefalk.
New York Rangers wanted him, Detroit as well. Probably half the NHL as well. However, according to the Daily News has Mats Sundin decided for now to extend his career, in a completely different club. He leaves Toronto, ishockeyns the capital, where he was larger than the city's mayor, of Vancouver, where he becomes lagkamrat with, among others, the brothers Sedin.
A source of Daily News said the following on the Sundin situation:
His agent in North America declined to KHL (the Russian superligan) on the grounds that he is fully ready for Vancouver. The fact that he has written on, why would he say if otherwise. He may, of course, a large sum of money in the event of a overgång here, "said the source.
Sundin agent Claes Elefalk also recognizes that Sundin and the club is in contact.
The rest of the article can be viewed here: