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Mats Sundin Hanging in Vancouver

... or so sayeth Howard Berger on FAN 590 for the last two days, reporting it as a rumor (one that, apparently, only he has heard).  So I’d continue to ignore Berger but it’s getting hard to—he keeps saying it and people keep asking about it. 

While I have no idea if Sundin is (or was) in Vancouver this week, here are a couple things to consider:

(plus evening updates below…)

First, to my knowledge, none of the Vancouver beat writers have written a word about it. And while I happen to enjoy pointing out their flaws on occasion, I also prefer to think that none of them are idiots… if Sundin were around, I’d expect them to be stalking him like the NSA tracks terrorists. 

Secondly, Berger is not always—how shall we say?—entirely reliable.

So, in summary: Maybe Sundin has visited Vancouver in the last couple days, or maybe not. The point is that Canucks fans probably shouldn’t be taking Howard Berger’s word for it. 

Randomly, here’s Mats Sundin starring in The Nutcracker ballet last year:


And you can see him on video here.*

It’s worrisome, the damage that spending years in Toronto can do to one’s reputation…


Update 6:08pm PT: More about Sundin...

“I want to give him a little time to get his head around playing here and the team that we have,” said Mike Gillis, who will reduce the term to one year if that would lure Sundin.

Sweet geezus. Don’t get me wrong: at this point,  I want Sundin and I feel it’s entirely his choice where he wants to play….

But I’m also starting to get the feeling I’m going to have to buy him a pony, soon.

*thanks to Cheezencrackers for the image and link

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.

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