My name is Steve, and I’m a wrestleholic. NO really, it’s true. I watch waaaaay waaaay too much of the stuff. I suppose that deep down I’ve always known it, but today I feel I finally have to face it once and for all.
This morning I woke up to the news that
Mats Sundin has decided not to waive his no-trade clause.
I’m not sure how to feel about that decision just yet. I can kind of see both sides. On the one hand Sundin is one of the best Leafs there has ever been and definitely one of the only guys this year to be a consistently good go to player. Besides, they put it in his contract and it’s his right to play where he wants to play. But on the other I can understand the desire to build for the future [especially given the season they’ve been having], and unloading somebody of his calibre would certainly be a pretty big move in that direction provided they make the right deal.
But back to homeboy’s wrestling addiction. I open my eyes, I turn on the news, I hear about Sundin. Almost immediately my mind starts screaming “THEY’RE WORKING YOU! IT’S A SWERVE! They’re putting this story out there to throw the media off the trail until a deal is done. Then they’ll announce it right at the deadline so it’ll be a huge story and a big surprise.”
Yes, in my brain Vince Russo is now booking the NHL.
But hey, what if I’m right? Stranger things have happened, and it’s not like this would be the first time somebody ever tried to pull something off without the press finding out.
Yeah, I’m probably nuts, but maybe not. Whatever the answer, I guess we’ll know tomorrow.