To this day, we still don’t know if Mats Sundin has decided to continue his NHL career, though tonight, Mike Brophy (via Sportsnet.ca) has this to share:
The 38-year-old Swede is said to be in negotiations with the Canucks and could sign a contract valued in the neighborhood of $2 million to be the team’s second-line centre. Vancouver may be prepared to make a trade if it is necessary to fit Sundin under the salary cap, if necessary.
One, if Sundin signs, it will – not if – be necessary to make a trade in order to fit him the cap.
Two, I would welcome this signing. Regardless of how you feel about Mats’ $8.6 million salary last season, you can’t deny that he added a presence to the Canucks’ second line.
I guess we’ll wait and see how Mats decides. Again.