Mats Sundin: A Tribute to Our Beloved Maple Leafs Captain

November 15th, 2009 by Majed Rahman Leave a reply »
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke asked us to be patient and Ron Wilson swears it's just a matter of time until Kessel comes back and the offense starts clicking. This was the saying from the Leaf's brass during our nine-game losing streak.

Well Kessel's back and the Leafs...well, still remain as the Leafs of old. Through 18 games, we have managed 11 points. Kessel has been impressive since coming back from the shoulder injury, but one man cannot score all the goals for the Leafs.

The Leafs are well known for doing this:setting up a good player to become a scapegoat for the problems that are created by the management. Kessell's linemates? Stajan, Blake, Ponikorvsky, Garbovsky, are not really players that strike fear into your opposition.

The empty promises of making the playoffs will always be there and Leafs fans will continue to get suckered into paying hundreds of dollars for a team that is better suited for the minors.

This is what Mats Sundin endured during his tenure in Toronto.

Many people constantly bashed Mats for being soft, questioning his leadership skills, and even saying he is undeserving of being the captai ...

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