Like pretty much every other fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, I’m long past sick to fucking death of hearing about Mats Sundin and his inability to make up his mind about the future. Much likeMattI’m a fan of his, but I’m at the point now where If I never hear his name again it would still be too soon.
So last night I’m watching the game and during I think it was the 2nd intermission the TSN guys got off on the same old jag about what he might do, where he’s going to go and when he’s going to go there. It made me ridiculously angry, to the point where if I hadn’t been well entrenched in couch position I would have probably gotten up and kicked my TV.
I’m sure I’m not the first person to say this, but what the hell, it’s my site and I’m saying it anyway. This whole thing is pretty simple. What Mats Sundin decides to do this year should be a non-issue. He didn’t make up his mind by the start of training camp, therefore the option to play in the NHL this year should not exist for him. None of this watching the standings and biding his time crap. No decision, no top level hockey. I’m sick and tired of watching guys hold teams hostage because they just don’t know what they want or because they feel like holding out for more money. We need a rule stating that if you’re not signed with a team by the time camp or at the latest the pre-season starts, you ain’t playing, end of story, best of luck in Europe or the minors. I’m not talking about guys who are fighting for roster spots here. I’m talking about so-called leaders that any team would gladly clear some cap room for regardless of whether or not it’s what’s best for the organization.
And where Sundin is concerned, don’t even get me started on how much of a hypocrite he is. Last year when the Leafs wanted to trade him at the deadline, he refused to go because hockey is a journey, from season’s beginning to season’s end. Well, the season has started and I don’t see Mats Sundin going along on anybody’s journey, and if he’s got any respect for his word and for the teams he’s been stringing along like some chick playing hard to get, he’ll keep it that way.
Ok, I feel a bit better now. At leastI do until the next time I think about sports.