April 11, 2007 @ 09:12
Indian Shores, FLA - Damien Cox wrote a interesting aritcle in the Star yesterday about Mats Sundin. In a nutshell, Cox questions Sundin's claim that he's committed to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He says if Mats Sundin really loves the Leafs, and he really wants to stay in Toronto, he should cut the Leafs some slack salary wise, so they can benefit under the salary cap and free-up some money for other players.
I disagree, I think if Mats Sundin really loves the Maple Leafs he should do a sign a trade with the Leafs. Agree to a new contract, sign it and then allow the Leafs to trade him and get something in return.
The Sundin era in Toronto should be over. He had his run and he was a marvelous player, but his continuous inability to lead this team when it really matters proves its time to move on and start a new era.
The Leafs won't get a lot in return for Sundin because he's 36 years old and really doens't have much of a success resume. But they will be able to get something, and they might as well get it while they can.