Sundin to the Sens: A Jagged Little Pill

leafsIn his column for The Sporting News, Ken Campbell suggests the Sens pursue Mats Sundin. His points are valid. Sundin is having a great year, is a better gamble for the Sens than Forsberg and the Leafs could use some young talent from the Sens war chest as we rebuild. It would be a great, ballsy move, and I hope it never happens.

Seeing Mats Sundin win the cup this summer would make me very happy, even if he's not winning the cup with the Leafs. Seeing the Sens win the cup this summer would make me very unhappy, and this unhappiness trumps the aforementioned happiness. I would rather Mats go cup-less than witness Ottawa win it all.

Having said that, I hope we trade Sundin to a contender. I want to see him succeed and I'd like us to get some young talent and draft picks for him in case we do realize there's a need to rebuild here. I'd be okay with Mats winning the cup with another team so long as that team doesn't call Ottawa home.

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If Sundin becomes a Senator, I swear I'll start cheering for the Buffaslugs. And I hate the Buffaslugs. Almost as much as Ottawa. But only because no hatred is allowed to rival that of Ottawa.

November 5, 2007 @ 2:54 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

wouldnt you rather see him traded to the Sabres?

November 5, 2007 @ 3:09 PM

Toronto Mike

I'd be okay with that...

Bet let's play things safe and trade him to a Western conference team.

November 5, 2007 @ 3:26 PM

Kochi Roshan

I don't really want Sundin in the team. I was hoping someone like Daniel Brier or Ryan Smyth would join the Sens.

You can keep your Sundin, although I think he should be sold and you should get a a couple of young forwards who can score.

November 6, 2007 @ 1:17 AM


It's time to realize that any team Sundin goes to will suffer horribly (just as the Leafs do). His exessive ice time, lack of forechecking or backchecking and fear of taking or giving a bodycheck will hurt any team. His high point production comes at a team cost. Dump Him!

November 9, 2007 @ 8:39 AM

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