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Dreger: Sundin Returns

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10/14/2008 10:54:18 AM
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--- SUNDIN RETURNS ---

Amazing how powerful a headline can be.

Mats Sundin returned to Toronto today with no purpose other than to check in on a home he still owns in this city and to visit some of his old pals.

However, since any Sundin sighting is sure to qualify as news, let me be the first to say "Sundin returns."

Just not to resume his career.

The 37-year-old remains undecided and according to his agent, JP Barry, he hasn't aggressively started training which would clearly show his intent.

So, the hockey world continues to wait.

Among the teams most interested, both Philadelphia and Vancouver have acknowledged they would do whatever is necessary to bring the star forward on board.

For the Flyers, a team tight against the cap, a tough decision would have to be made and may include a significant trade to make room.

The Vancouver Canucks have never formerly removed their 2-year, $20 million dollar offer tabled at last February's trade deadline.  Although, if Sundin returns, he's likely to want a shorter term which the Canucks would happily accommodate.

"Our offer is still open," is how Canucks general manager Mike Gillis characterizes his team's patience.

Barry remains confident Sundin will play again even though his client has never said that, so Barry will continue to push.

According to the agent, the perfect scenario would see Sundin expand his North American vacation from Toronto to a sunny climate, away from media scrutiny where he can focus on intensifying his training.

Barry may be able to sell Sundin on the sunny climate, but the rest will remain up to Mats.

Darren Dreger

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