Waiting for Mats to make up his mind. Again.
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.