In what has been a very drawn out courting process, the Vancouver Canucks finally were able to advertise that they got their man today – Mats Sundin. With salary cap space to burn, I guess the 2-year, $20million dollar carrot waved under his nose was enough incentive in the end.
“I am truly excited to be joining the Canucks,” said Sundin in a team statement. “Once I made the decision to return to play a few weeks ago, the Vancouver opportunity was simply the best overall fit. I want to thank Mike Gillis and the entire Canucks organization for their professionalism throughout this entire process.”
I’m personally not a fan of how this nearly six-month process played out, but if it gets us closer to the cup come the Spring 09, then how could it have been a bad move? Now to important details like: