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I LOVE DAMIEN COX One final note. It continues to blow my mind that some insist Mats Sundin "owed"...

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I LOVE DAMIEN COX One final note. It continues to blow my mind that some insist Mats Sundin "owed" the Leafs the chance to trade him last winter and get draft picks and prospects for him. Here’s what he owed the Leafs. He owed them a willingness to play hard under the terms of his contract, to play through injuries, to provide solid leadership, to put points on the board and to set an example for young players. His job was to fulfill his playing contract, period. To wallow in these ill-conceived, illogical past grievances against the player who was the team’s best for more than a decade is to demean not only him, but the franchise and the sport. http://thestar.blogs.com/thespin/2009/02/thursday-mail-bag-2.html