Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Mats Sundin set to make Canucks Debut
Well first off I'm a big Leafs fan for the last 22 years. Tonight Mats Sundin former captain of the Maple Leafs is set to make his Vancouver Canucks Debut against the Edmonton Oilers. Many Maple Leaf fans remember the day Mats was brought into Toronto when Cliff Fletcher traded Clark to Quebec for Mats Sundin. During his time with the Leafs Mats Sundin became the all-time points leader in Maple Leaf History so he did have success. Mats was never able to lead the Leafs to the Stanley Cup during his time in Leaf Nation. Many Toronto Maple Leaf fans have been hostile towards Mats for not waving his No-Trade Clause last spring. Cliff Fletcher had asked Sundin to waive his No-trade clause so that the Leafs could trade Sundin for some draft picks and possible future players. Mats said No which was right to do so. Mats always seemed like a true team player and always seemed like he wanted nothing more to bring the Stanley Cup to Toronto. Having said that, Mats left this past off-season for greener pastures out in Vancouver. If Mats loved the city of Toronto and the fans that support Leaf Nation then Mats should have waived his no-trade clause last year. Cliff would have been able to get a good return for him. Mats was selfish. Mats chose last year not to abandon ship as the leafs failed to make the playoffs for the 3rd straight year. The Maple Leaf brass have honoured Wendel Clark and are set to do the same for Doug Gilmour in the near future. When Sundin is all done with the game of hockey and the Maple Leaf Brass honour him for being the Leafs all time leading scorer will you the fans cheer him on? Or will you boo him? I lost all respect for Mats when he refused to help the leafs out. The Honour I think Mats Sundin deserves from Leaf Nation is a one finger salute. IF YA KNOW WHAT I MEAN.