Tonni Tuiste and I recently purchased tickets to see the Ottawa Senators when they come to town(yes, I live in Vancouver) to take on the new look Canucks. By new look of course I mean the Sundin led Canucks! Mats will be eligible to play for Van City as early as the 27th when the holiday roster freeze ends. As cool as it would be for him to be playing by then I kind of hope the Sens killer is not in the line up 😉
After months of rumours, speculation and horribly written articles the day has finally come. Mats Sundin has decided where he will play the remainder of the season….
That team is the Vancouver Canucks.
There is no real surprise here as the Canucks presented the most lucrative deal to Mr. Sundin and his agent J.P. barry. Sundin was quoted as saying money was not the issue in his long decision process, however it has become evident that no one else could clear enough cap space to make room for the old Swede. The New York Rangers reportedly failed in a vain attempt that would have sent Avery from the Dallas Stars back to NY for Rosival and a conditional pick. Apparently the Stars pulled out when they were told they could not have Dubinsky too.
The monetary details of the contract have not been released as of yet but I understand that NY offered as high as 7.5 a year to no avail and we all know Vancouver was willing to put up 20 million for two years. You do the math!