"I always saw myself winning the Stanley Cup in Toronto – I wanted to do that," Sundin said Friday. "And also realizing it would never feel the same doing it somewhere else."
It is that loyalty plus Sundin’s unassuming, down-to-earth personality and inclusive nature that made him one of the Leafs captains most loved by his teammates. A lot of them will be seen Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre when the team honours Sundin by raising a banner with his No. 13 to the rafters to join those of other Leaf greats.
Thank you Mats. It wouldn't have been the same seeing you lift the cup with another team either.
Links after the jump..
Dave Shoalts' piece on the GOAT
Grabovski gears up for Habs...again
THE PINEAPPLE MAN IS GONNA RUN WILD ON YOU, BROTHER!
A brief history of Mats Sundin
Sundin: A player we perhaps appreciate more when he's long gone
More on the theme of the day from VLM
A few tidbits from Dirty Dangle on the history of the event
Excitement filled third ends in Marlies loss
Recap from MarliesHQ
Holzer bides his time in Leafs system
Kyle Cicerella reports on the young German's progress
Maple Leafs 30 Thoughts: Quotable Quotes
Some pretty good quotes in here.
I Tell You One Thing: We're Better Together
The dynamic duo of Kessel and Lupul.