Read an article today or was it Bill Watters of Leafs Linch that said some team is tampering and offering him 9 million....
My take Sundin signs somehwere else when was the last time the Leafs didn't screw something up?
Wouldn't the best thing for the Leaf's to do is not re-sign Sundin, be really bad and hope that some of the vets with NTCs want to waive them.
I thought I read somewhere that if the Leafs miss the playoffs Kaberle's NTC gets voided. To me, if I'm a Leaf GM I want to be as bad as possible this year, hopefully get McCabe, Tucker, Kaberle traded. Draft high (hoping for the #1) and get some young talent in here to develop.
Firstly, it's Mats.. I hate it when people say or spell it wrong.
Secondly, I would say around 4-5 mill with a NTC if he signs with Toronto. Anywhere else, he wouldn't ask for one.
why is that?
It only makes sense to demand a NTC wherever he is, given that it doesn't mean he won't be traded, it just means that he has the ultimate say in if he wants to go, and where he ends up, just like he had in TO. Why would he give up that option with another team, when it's a given that a player with his experience will be able to get that clause with any contract, on any team he signs with?
Originally Posted by Pogge4Life
Second I really dont see him signing anywhere other then toronto
I also thought that Sundin wouldn't sign with any other team but TO, until seeing how things unraveled at the deadline... he clearly wants to continue playing hockey, and if the Leafs decide that they need a change in direction and don't re-sign him - or he sees the situation in TO going every more into rebuilding, with a new coach, new set of core players and new direction, I could see Sundin wanting to go somewhere else in the last year or two of his career.
I didn't think that Forsberg would play anywhere other than Colorado either, but he's moved... and I never thought that Smyth would want to be anywhere else either, but he signed longterm with a division rival instead of returning to the city where everyone knew his heart was at. There are no guarantees with Sundin either IMO.
Kubina has that clause in his contract, not sure about Kaberle.
Can't see Sundin signing anywhere else at this point, though he could probably get a lot of money from someone.
Kubina has it this year, Kaberle next if they miss the playoffs again.
And as Pogge4Life said, Sundin has made it pretty clear he will only sign 1 year deals. IMO Sundin will be back if the new GM chooses to sign him, if not I'm sure he could get a lot of money somewhere else.
Yay. A 48% chance at getting the player we want, if our team manages to suck worse than any other team in the league. Sounds swell.
Re-sign Sundin and only kinda suck. With 0% chance of getting the player you want and maybe a 50% chance of making the playoffs in 2008-2009. Then maybe a worse chance in 2009-2010 assuming you don't then re-re-sign Sundin.