My first reaction to this news is that Mats Sundin went for the money and not the chance to win the Cup. New York, the other team that had been in contention for Sundin's service, is tied for first in their conference. Vancouver is no slouch, fifth in their's, but I would say less likely to be contender for the Cup. Of course, adding Sundin helps that issue quite a bit, but I'm skeptical that he'll make a huge difference. Major free agent signings, especially mid-season ones, have a tendency to disappoint.
I guess Leaf fans circle Feb. 21, 2009: Vancouver plays at the ACC. Two questions: 1) will Sundin play? 2) if he does, how will he be greeted?