There's been a lot of shit flying as to Mats Sundin's future with the team. To recap, I'm going to go ahead and say a few things:
1. Mats Sundin is the all-time scoring leader of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
2. He endured years of going nowhere and early playoff exits, crappy teams, and crappy management, 14 years to be precise.
3. He's arguably the greatest Leaf and Captain of all time.
He should retire a Leaf, that much is true. That can also be done, however, after he's moved on. He deserves a cup, that is also true, and he sure as hell ain't getting it here.
Now, eschewing all that trade deadline nonsense, what's best for both parties here? If Sundin stays we keep our long serving captain and have a mentor for our young guys in the future to come. If he goes, well, I just hope he tells us soon so we can trade his rights to somebody.
Either way I wish him luck and the best, he gave us his best years and while I'll be glad to have him back I'm interested in what the franchise will look like without him.
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