Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mats comes home

So Mats is back.

Good. Let's get it over with and move on.

I've written more than my share about Sundin, starting in the run-up to last year's deadline and everything that happened after. I should be pumped for tonight. I should have about a dozen posts ready to go.

I don't. I'm just tired of the whole story at this point. I'm tired of Mats, I'm tired of the boo-or-cheer debate, I'm tired of reading increasingly ridiculous arguments on blogs and forums (from both sides).

And I'm definitely tired of the lectures from other fans and media about how Leaf Nation should react. Save it, guys. Only Leaf fans get a vote in how they feel about all of this.

I'll have a guest post up at PPP later today which argues that fans have every right to boo Mats tonight, and I'll post a link here once it's up. (Update: here it is.)

If you missed it the first time around, you can find my post about why Leaf fans are mad, and my farewell message to Mats.

Fans can boo or cheer during the warmup tonight. But I think we all should join together in a long and loud ovation at the final buzzer. Not for Mats, but for this story finally being over.


  1. Over? No, no, no. We're doing this all over again come June, July, August, September, October...

  2. I just want to know why, if Mats didnt owe the Leafs anything then why did the Leafs owe Mats anything?

    So Leaf fans can boo or cheer...100% agreed.

    Anyway, get it overwith, and then in a couple of years we can all celebrate his jersey being hoisted to the rafters.

  3. As an Oiler fan who's gone through this when Comrie and Pronger came back to town, I completely understand what you mean about other people not getting a say in how Leafs fans should react.