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    Sundin stays with Leafs, signs one-year, $5.5M deal

    This one's for you Sean.

    TORONTO -- Mats Sundin agreed Tuesday to a $5.5 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.


    The 36-year-old Swede, Toronto's captain, had 76 points (27 goals, 49 assists) in 75 games with the Leafs last season while earning $7.6 million.

    Leafs GM John Ferguson and Sundin's agent J.P. Barry had been in talks for over a month. What originally had begun as a two-year extension ended up being a one-year deal that includes a no-trade clause.

    "We are extremely proud to have Mats continue as captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs," Ferguson said in a statement. "Not only has he been one of the greatest players in our franchise history, but his exemplary leadership on and off the ice has been all that any organization could want from a team captain.

    "We will again rely on Mats' playing ability on the ice and on all of the contributions he makes to the development of our young players."

    The Leafs were facing a Friday deadline to either exercise or decline a $4.56 million option Sundin had on his old contract.

    Sundin has been with the Leafs since the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season and has had no fewer than 72 points the past 11 seasons.

    Despite missing the playoffs this year, the veteran center reiterated his wish to remain in Toronto, where he hopes to return the Stanley Cup to the city for the first time since 1967.

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    Good for him. Great player.

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    I love it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken O'Brien #7
    I love it.

    When was the last time Buffalo won the Stanley Cup? Oh yeah...NEVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banks81
    This one's for you Sean.
    Would have liked it to be a bit more cheaper but I am glad we got it done. Mats will retire in blue and white!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Ryan
    When was the last time Buffalo won the Stanley Cup? Oh yeah...NEVER
    You have to admit, that's a pretty funny cut and paste. I'm not ragging on them but the Leafs hold the current record for longest futility I believe.

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    Its actually the Blackhawks, last cup was 61.

    The Loafs arent far behind, with their last cup in 67.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken O'Brien #7
    I love it.

    You have to admit that's pretty freakin funny...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked
    You have to admit that's pretty freakin funny...
    Ah OK. The Hawks are #1. And yeah, that IS funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy
    You have to admit, that's a pretty funny cut and paste. I'm not ragging on them but the Leafs hold the current record for longest futility I believe.
    Nope. That would go to the Chicago Blackhawks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Ryan
    When was the last time Buffalo won the Stanley Cup? Oh yeah...NEVER
    Ah, come on buddy...just some friendly ribbing because I had that Sundin with clubs photo laying around...

    We can celebrate our futility together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken O'Brien #7
    Ah, come on buddy...just some friendly ribbing because I had that Sundin with clubs photo laying around...

    We can celebrate our futility together.
    I'm sorry. The Maple Leafs have my heart.

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    Well if anything, we're safe from Tx posts in here.
    We are a small but passionate minority, we hockey fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked
    Well if anything, we're safe from Tx posts in here.
    We are a small but passionate minority, we hockey fans.
    Damn, you just jinxed us.

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