If you read closely regarding Roberts, I said that is how I feel. Why would Roberts even make that comment if he didn't feel awkward. Roberts would not dis Sundin because Sundin is their best player, I haven't denied that.
You have missed the most important thing here. Outside of getting points, what has Sundin done to improve this team during his tenure. He puts up points, period.]]>
In response to your opening sentence, about Mats doing that for 82 games. He did. And the Leafs did well for years when he had a decent supporting cast, but there were always better teams out there. Even in '04 when we had great leaders like Nieuwy and Francis there to support Sundin, we ran into another amazing team in Philadelphia. The truth is, only 1 team can win the cup, despite having one of the NHL's all time great players for over a decade, the Leafs couldn't do it, but nothing should be taken away from Sundin's leadership qualities or ability. Everyone has always said he's a great captain and a great leader. Anyone who's played for him has said that, and he's been the automatic captain for the Swedish team every year and has been elected captain in an All-Star game, an honour always given to the leagues best captains.]]>
Sundin is a heart and soul player, I don't ignore that. He is their best player on a talent thin team and has been even with a good team like in 03.
This conversation just makes me wonder about when Roberts was complaining in 03, about Mogilny and Sundin speaking Russian (Sundin speaks Russian) while they were on the ice. How can non Russian speaking players support that? That would make me feel like they are talking behind my back. If when you were a captain and some players were doing this, how would you feel?
Even this year, Sundin still believes they have a good team that will make the playoffs and compete for a Stanley Cup. He has said it again and again. Is he delusional? As a captain, shouldn't he give advice to management on how to improve the team? Shouldn't he be calling out players who are underperforming? Can't he attract Forsberg or other star Swedes to sign with the Leafs?
Naslund gave Forsberg a call trying to get him to Vancouver. What has Sundin done. He is an arrogant introvert who can't even look at the camera when he speaks. Well respected but doesn't seem to have many friends! Why is this and can you prove me wrong?]]>