The Mats Sundin watch is on again.
The former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs took a physical in Toronto Wednesday and immediately tongues began wagging. Is he going to play again? If so, for whom?
Sundin is heading to California for a vacation and is expected to make a decision about his hockey future in the next couple of weeks. He has no training sessions planned.
If he plays again, it has been rumoured the New York Rangers are his first choice, but a member of the Rangers organization wondered, "Will he play for $100,000? That’s how much we have left to spend." According to hockeynumbers.com, the Rangers actually have less than $100,000 of cap space remaining.
The Vancouver Canucks offered Sundin $10 million a season for two years and still have interest in his services.
"Once we have an indication that he is going to play, then we will move ahead quite quickly," said Canucks GM Mike Gillis.
The Montreal Canadiens pursued Sundin in the summer, but when they couldn’t sign him, they settled for Robert Lang who had three goals in his first six games with the Habs. Canadiens owner George Gillett told Rogers Sportsnet last week his team is no longer interested in Sundin.