I know I wasn’t going to post anything else about Mats Sundin and the potential signing with the Montreal Canadiens until he made a decision, but The Hockey News has an interesting column posted.
Brian Costello has the top 10 reasons why Sundin shouldn’t be in the hall of fame. The more I read the list, the more I have to agree.
He’s never won the cup. Never won a major award. Never been the best at his position. Is barely a point a game player.
You can read the full list here.
Sundin is perceived to be a better player than he is because of the fact he plays with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Canadian media gives him lots of coverage. It was the same for Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour. The media talk about their hearts and courage and leadership, but that isn’t enough to get a player into the hall.
Do I think he’ll get in? Yes. Does he deserve to be there? I have more doubts now than what I did yesterday, thanks to the article.