UPDATE: The Mats Sundin Sweepstakes Rolls On

rick derricoCorrespondent IAugust 4, 2008

This is just an update on the Sundin situation.

Sundin's agent has released a statement saying "The longer it takes, who knows? He is deciding whether it's time to retire or not."

"He's avoiding a Favre-like mistake by taking his time."

Now, I know that I'm not the only one who is fed up with Sundin, but we all have to be patient. His agent also said that he was strongly considering retirement.

I think the NHL should impose a rule where players must make up their mind by the end of July, in time for training camp. All the Niedermayers, Selannes, and Sundins should hurry up and make a decision.

Who's next? Sakic? That's the way it's looking so far.

This is why I like the deadline rule. If you want to play, then play. If you don't want to play, then make up your mind quickly.

Sundin is just making everyone hate him, but I'm sure the fans of the team he will go to—if he even does go somewhere—will love him.

In case you haven't read elsewhere, there are a total of six teams that are interested in his services—Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, and three others. Nobody knows who those other teams are, apart from Sundin, his agent, and the GMs involved.

The one thing we know about those mystery teams is Detroit is not among them. Sorry to disappoint, Detroit fans. Hopefully Montreal will get him—but any way he goes, I will be happy.

So, until my next article, I will leave you guys off with one last line: