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Mats Sundin is coming back to town tomorrow. I have appreciated watching him play for the past 13 years here in Toronto, but I’m still booing the guy. As his final gesture to Toronto, he left, when he could have been the gift that kept on giving. Sundin could have brought in a boatload during last year’s trade deadline, but declined his waive his no-trade clause, knowing he was not going to return to TO. Had he waived his NTC, it could have sparked a wave of waving NTC’s from Tomas Kaberle and Bryan McCabe, which would have brought in a number of players, including Jeff Carter. So rather than Sundin leaving on a good note, he left on a sour note, and that is the note that I would be singing to tomorrow night.
You know, there was a lot of things that came to mind when Nonis got fired. First came shock, then came denial, then came acceptance. Nonis was great for the Canucks, he brought Luongo here, added to our extremely bare cupboard of prospects. The only bomb of a prospect he drafted was Pat White, but everyone has a bad pick.
When Gillis came, I had a little bit of hope, but I obviously wasn’t impressed with what he said about Nonis. Blaming him for the team being the way it is, but thats another story completely. Gillis promised big changes and results. We got some change, but not at the level he promised. He basically revamped out fourth line, and got Demitra and Bernier to replace Naslund and Morrison. Not that much of a upgrade considering Demitra is made of glass, and Bernier has not lived up to expectations.
When Sundin was offered 10 million over 2 years, my jaw dropped as I walked aimlessly around the neighborhood trying to make sense of this obvious overpayment. Gillis promised youth and change, and then he offered 10 million dollars to a guy who is almost 40, approx 3 million more then what ANY other team would have offered him. Doesn’t make Naslund look overpaid anymore does it?