Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Best Games in 2011 To Retire Mats Sundin's Number

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Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Best Games in 2011 To Retire Mats Sundin's Number
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Mats Sundin spent 13 years as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, including 11 seasons as captain.

He holds several Leaf records, including goals and points.  He is the most celebrated Leaf player of the modern era and while his departure from the Leafs left a sour taste in the mouth of Leafs Nation, he was still given a standing ovation his next game back inside the Air Canada Centre as a member of the Vancouver Canucks.

Some wonder when No. 13 will hang from the rafters with such greats as Borje Salming, Darryl Sittler and Doug Gilmour. For argument's sake, this year is a great year to do it.  The Leafs are on the rise with a young core of players and what better way to celebrate the last time the Leafs were this good than to honour the man who captained them to two Conference Finals appearances?

It is always nice to be witness to a ceremony such as this, and for something of this magnitude, you have to do it at the right moment.  When will Sundin's number go up?  Who will it be against?  Here are five teams that could bear witness to this event.

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