Mats Sundin: "It's Not At All True That I've Signed for Vancouver"
Mats Sundin has denied rumors that he will join the Vancouver Canucks with a two-year, $20M offer, saying that he will make a decision within a few weeks.
The longtime Leafs' captain told the reporters that other options remain on the table.
"It's not at all true that I've signed for Vancouver. I haven't even decided whether I should keep playing hockey yet," Sundin said during an interview. "If I play it's going to be for the entire season. That means I would be there at the start, when the training camp begins."
"If you're are a professional hockey player then the money is part of the picture ahead of making a decision, but there are other things that matter. If it was just the money I would have already signed for Vancouver."
He didn't say that he's going to stay with the Leafs either.
"Nothing has been ruled out. I got a very good offer from them, too," Sundin said. "And also from Montreal, but Vancouver's contract was in a class of its own if you look at the money."
Also, after 13 phenomenal seasons at Toronto, Sundin said he feels strongly for Toronto.
"It feels like home. But let's see. I haven't gotten as far as thinking about clubs yet," he said.
The Swedish veteran won an Olympic gold medal with Team Sweden in the 2006 Turin Olympics, but doesn't expect to play at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
"It's very doubtful that I would play another Olympic tournament, you should never say never, but it feels like a very remote idea."
The 37-year-old managed to score 32 goals and 46 assists (78 points) to give himself a total of 1,276 points in his NHL career.
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