Thursday, July 3, 2008

Credit where it's due

A few days ago I wrote a post called "We'll learn a lot about Sundin this week".

The basic idea was that we'd find out whether Sundin was sincere about "needing more time" to consider his future, or whether the whole thing had been a sham to drive up his asking price. I didn't come right out and say it, but I strongly implied that I thought Mats was playing games and would jump at the first big offer he saw.

Well, he didn't. And yesterday, he released a statement that he still hadn't made up his mind and didn't plan to any time soon. In doing so, he apparently walked away from a $20M offer from the Canucks.

Unlike the usual mainstream media suspects, I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong. So here goes: Sorry, Mats. When you said you needed your time, you really meant it. We're still not sure what it's all about with you, but apparently it's not just the money.

If you sign with the Habs or Wings next week I still reserve the right to be pissed. I won't forget the Deadline '08 debacle. And I stand by most of what I've said in the past few months.

But for today, at least, you're a better man than I thought you were. Good work, Mats.


  1. Nice post.

    On a somewhat related topic, I wonder why Sakic isn't garnering the same attention/heat as Mats. Sakic's certainly taking his time making a decision about next year and the Avalanche are standing by...