Who cares anymore, I hope Sundin signs somewheres and doesn't win the cup, even gets a season ending injury. What he is doing is childish and is taking advantage of the league. I do believe last spring he said he did not want to be traded because he wanted to be with a cup winner since Day 1? He has overrun numerous deadlines, he barely knows if his head is screwed on.
I was thinking along the same lines.
Just last Spring one of the main things that he said in not wanting to be traded was because he wasn't with that team from Day 1? What the hell do you call what you're doing this season?
I'd be pissed if i was a Toronto fan. He refused to better your team in the future.
He wants to go to a Cup contender, not cash in for the big bucks.
Vancouver isn't really a Cup contender this year. Yes, I know they have a great goalie and they're playing well, but they're simply not going to win the Cup this year. Sorry. Teams that young with that little experience don't win Cups. Edmonton and Pittsburgh have gotten close recently, but in the end, the more experienced teams have always won.
Montreal's ship seems to have sailed in this regard with their acquisition of Robert Lang, and Gainey said that they were done with Sundin.
I see New York, Detroit, San Jose, Pittsburgh, and Boston as conceivable destinations.
I don't know how much Mats wants to go to San Jose rather than a more traditional hockey market like some of the other ones I mentioned, but I wouldn't rule it out.
Well if's a cup he wants and he's willing to accept peanuts for money than i think the Wings Sharks or Penquins.
The Rangers or Vancouver don't win it even with him in their line up.Now imagine Sundin with the Penquins. You could now leave Crosby and Malkin together on one line and put Staal on Sundin's wing on the 2nd line.That puts Pitts in the Stanley cup finals and as good as shot to win it as anybody. If he joins either the Wings or the Sharks i give that team the cup[We all know nothing is for certain]
There are no sure thinks in hockey but Sundin with the Sharks,Wings or the Penquins is next best solution.If he wants to go for a team where he could be the difference maker and still have an outside chance of winning the cup than i see him picking between the Habs and the Bruins. I think it will take a Sundin type player for either one of these two to come out of the East and have a fighting chance against Detroit or San Jose.
Last but not least i really believe it's down to 2 teams. Vancouver,Rangers is where i think he will end up,cup or no cup chances.
I really really really hope that it's Montreal. That's would be amazing. I think a place like New York is more likely. I don't know why Vancouver is leading this poll. They won't contend considering they'll get man-handled by San Jose/Detroit in the play-offs and aren't even a look for the NorthWest. Chicago would be kind of in the same boat as Vancouver, not a big chance of contending. It would be hilarious if he signed somewhere completely random like Nashville or Buffalo. I would laugh for a long time and then cry myself to sleep.