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The Swedish Canadian

01/19/2008 at 10:59pm EST

CBC’s Satellite Hotstove just wrapped up with a few words on the Mats Sundin

fiasco

situation that might be of interest to Canucks fans.

Al Strachan made the comment that Sundin may be leaning towards Vancouver, in part because staying in Canada is his preference—he doesn’t want to leave Canada due to the nature of his investments. However he also emphasized that John Ferguson is asking for a lot in return.

Pierre LeBrun’s perspective is that more than anything, Sundin really wants to stay in Toronto.

I guess we’ll see. Sundin has a NTC after all—he can go wherever he wants. And with the Leafs having only 44 points, almost zero hope of making the playoffs at this rate, and their captain a free agent this summer, JFJ and his bosses really don’t have much choice here.

Update 6:10pm PT:Spector also summarizes the Hotstove talk above with his opinion that, as long as the Leafs are in the playoff hunt, Sundin won’t be traded.

No doubt, true, and so it’ll probably all come down to where the Leafs rest in the standings by trade deadline day, late February.

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