Remember the Mats?

LeafsDo you remember Mats Sundin? He was a nice Swedish fellow who wore #13 for the Toronto Maple Leafs the past 13 seasons. He holds the franchise record for most goals and points and he's second in assists.

Here we are, about to hit Labour Day weekend, and Mats is still on the fence. Will he retire? Will he sign with the Leafs? Will he become a Ranger or Canuck or Flyer or Canadien? Do we still care?

As this drags on, I find myself hoping he'll call it a day and hang up his skates. I envision a neat Ikea coat rack where his skates would hang. I can see them there, in his quaint Swedish cabin by the Ikea kitchen cabinet stocked with Campbell Chunky Soup cans.

Remember the Mats.

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Buffalo Boy Mike

That was all hype, I think someone floated rumors out there and really his only intention is to either sign with the leafs or retire. Personally, after the season he had last year he could still help out another team, just not for the ridiculous contract he was going to sign earlier this summer.

August 26, 2008 @ 4:23 PM

James Edgar

I hope Mats is gone either way. He is past his sell by date in TO. I don't hate him or anything I just don't think this a team he should be on. I want a celler dweller and with our luck he would drag us out the celler and into mediocre. Just like last year.

August 26, 2008 @ 5:37 PM

Toronto Mike

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Mats Sundin makes us too good.

August 26, 2008 @ 5:38 PM


As long as Roberto Alomar is around to remind him to "Catch da taste", I say bow out gracefully, Mats. Thanks for everything.

August 27, 2008 @ 2:00 AM


Canned soup & upmarket Consumers pick-it-together furniture?? Or, maybe he's working this off-season with ol' Phil Esposito up at the Soo, lol.
I'd bet that he's taking his time per the Leafs wishes - they won't feel the pressure to sign someone else.

August 27, 2008 @ 11:10 AM

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