So much for that "Mats Sundin can be on a line with Markus Naslund" idea. Unless, of course, the Make Belief who fiddles while Gillis burns is actually headed to Manhattan, also. Hey, who wouldn't want to live in New York, let alone get paid to do so?
Just a quick look at how other recent big-name centers did at Mats's age, 37, for the start of this season:
82 GP 100 pts
70 GP 62 pts
82 GP 57 pts
16 GP 8 pts
So more Sakic than Yzerman one hopes for Mats in '08/09. Then again, all four had those Stanley Cup rings already so you gotta ask yourself, Mats, do ya feel lucky...and what team is it gonna be?