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#1 FunkedUp

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:12 PM

http://www.tsn.ca/nh...511&hubname=nhl

so let the talks begin....

I respect his decision, and this will add much more heat to the Hossa contention.

Edited by FunkedUp, 24 February 2008 - 10:23 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:14 PM

Well this closes that chapter. Time to focus on Hossa Kenny!
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:16 PM


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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:17 PM

Good for him.

While it is definitely natural for people of any career/profession or professional athletes to work and make a living in different cities throughout their lifetimes, I respect stay pat and playing in one city/honoring one organization for all or the majority of your career.

If Sundin is most happy in Toronto even if they don't make the playoffs or struggle, more power to him.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE (rwfan007 @ February 24, 2008 - 10:16PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

HaHa! I hope so!

BTW, f*** You Anaheim! biggrin.gif

Edited by esteef, 24 February 2008 - 10:20 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:18 PM

At least that takes Anaheim out of the picture.

I dont think the Ducks can afford Hossa, can they?

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:18 PM

although i am disappointed i do respect his decision.... his response was very classy.


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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:18 PM

much respect Mr Sundin, much respect
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:18 PM

Meh.

Uh, the guy...the guy across the street is swee...sweeping his driveway and he...he...heduzzntevinow.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:20 PM

Respect.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:21 PM

And in Atlanta theres one man with a huge smile on his face, Don Waddell. The price for Hossa just went from huge to massive, in which case, i think in all honesty we can all but officially eliminate the Wings chances at getting him. If Holland thought the price was high before, its gonna be insane now...
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:22 PM

QUOTE (Hockeytown Red Wings @ February 24, 2008 - 10:18PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At least that takes Anaheim out of the picture.

I dont think the Ducks can afford Hossa, can they?


Not unless they only want him for three months.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:22 PM

QUOTE (Lou_Siffer @ February 24, 2008 - 10:21PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And in Atlanta theres one man with a huge smile on his face, Don Waddell. The price for Hossa just went from huge to massive, in which case, i think in all honesty we can all but officially eliminate the Wings chances at getting him. If Holland thought the price was high before, its gonna be insane now...

Yup...

Wings will probably get Prospal at this point I think.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:23 PM

Respect? Are you kidding me? This guy is a joke. He'sf****** the Leafs over hard. I didn't want him (as I have stated in numerous threads; Hossa makes much more sense), but at least the Ducks don't get him. Seriously though, the guy is a dick. He could've helped the Leafs out so much.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE (YoungGuns1340 @ February 24, 2008 - 10:22PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not unless they only want him for three months.

I think the Ducks have proven they don't mind having players for a couple months... hehe.gif

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE (Agalloch @ February 24, 2008 - 10:23PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Respect? Are you kidding me? This guy is a joke. He'sf****** the Leafs over hard. I didn't want him (as I have stated in numerous threads; Hossa makes much more sense), but at least the Ducks don't get him. Seriously though, the guy is a dick. He could've helped the Leafs out so much.

blink.gif The Leafs gave him a NTC...he IS the Maple Leafs...he had the right to stay there as the Leafs gave him that right...how is he a dick...

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE (Lou_Siffer @ February 24, 2008 - 10:21PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And in Atlanta theres one man with a huge smile on his face, Don Waddell. The price for Hossa just went from huge to massive, in which case, i think in all honesty we can all but officially eliminate the Wings chances at getting him. If Holland thought the price was high before, its gonna be insane now...

Not necessarily, only one team was gonna get Sundin. Most of the teams after Sundin are after Hossa too. They were waiting for Sundin to make his decision. It doesn't really change much.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE (russianswede919293 @ February 24, 2008 - 10:24PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
blink.gif The Leafs gave him a NTC...he IS the Maple Leafs...he had the right to stay there as the Leafs gave him that right...how is he a dick...


I wouldn't call him a dick but I don't understand why he would want to stay with a team that doesn't want him. I'm all for loyalty but it's a two way street. Why would he stay loyal to a team that wasn't loyal to him.

Edited by jmonte345, 24 February 2008 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:29 PM

How can you not respect Sundin's decision? It's honorable.

The only questionable thing is: Why didn't he say right off the bat he would stay?


The price of Hossa just went through the roof, I doubt the Wings can afford him now, and I'm betting the chips start falling now as people hurry to follow through with Plan Bs before someone else does.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:29 PM

Tons of respect for Sundin.

I'm glad Anaheim won't be getting him. I don't see how this really drives up the price for Hossa, either. If Sundin were to be traded, I doubt his list of teams would've been that big.
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