|Originally posted by ChemEnhanced |
Top 50 maybe but not even close to a top 25 player. He isn't even a top 25 forward. Don't get me wrong...he is a good player and he makes the players he plays with better but he is far from a dominating figure out there that teams are scared of.
I'm a huge Leafs Fan but Toronto doesn't stand a chance when they can't bring in big name players.....and that is the problem. Ferguson is a bum and this will be his last season as GM and they need to get rid of Sundin because his contract is just too much....there are much better players out there making a lot less then Sundin.
I cant say i agree at all with your analysis of Mats Sundin, but I do agree that JFJ needs to go. If Sundin isnt a dominating figure out on the ice, who in the NHL is? He's huge, fast, and skilled. He has all the tools, and although he is getting old, he is still the player that other teams target to shut down our offense. Sure, there are better players out there, but not as many as you suggest. Mats plays both PP and PK, and is a horse out there.
Yes, he does make too much money considering his age, but, he is in the last year of his contract, and he's still producing offense at the same level (PPG) as he did 10 years ago. There are other players out there making much less money than Sundin, but
1) many of them are young and wont reach that pay level till theyre older
2) many of them signed their contracts after the new CBA, which imposes a limit. Mats Sundin wouldnt be able to sign the same contract today that he did years ago because it would big(%) compared to the salary cap.