December 31, 2008

He's Back...


Yes, I have returned from the Motherland. She was a most gracious host, as always. But I'm talking about Mats Sundin, who donned a new sweater yesterday in Vancouver.

You know, I always thought I'd be an emotional wreck the day I saw Sundin in another jersey. But that wasn't the case last night. Instead, I'm excited for him, and for the Vancouver Canucks. 

Plus, in the picture above, he's wearing his patented Sundin smile; the smile that melted my heart for so many years, and continues to do so today. If he's happy, I'm happy.

Now, I'm going to go out on a limb here and bet you a high-quality meal at Mendy's that Down Goes Brown will be bitching about something Sundin said during his interview yesterday with the Vancouver media. Double or nothing it will be about #13's hunger to play and compete.

That's all well and good. We've heard and read all the bullshit before. Say what you want about him, but there's no denying that Mats has always looked mighty fine in blue and white.

Here's hoping that the final chapter of Sundin's hockey career includes a happy ending.

7 comments:

blurr1974 said...

If nothing else, i appreciate and respect your love for all things Leafs (and your well placed anger on Raycroft,) however...

I'm still with DGB on this one. Not enough time has passed for me to be happy about seeing you know who wearing you know what's jersey.

Have a safe and happy new year eyebleaf. And welcome back!

eyebleaf said...

Thanks for the kind words Blurr. I know that not enough time has passed for your anger to cease, but you've got to admit, the jersey looks gooooood.

Ian H. said...

I still find it weird that Sundin is now wearing a jersey other than the Buds. Strange.

Loser Domi said...

Maybe it's the total lack of hockey coverage in the Mountains of green, but I'm not as weirded out to see Sundin in a Van jersey as I thought I'd be.

dani said...

Kind of the way I felt about Biron. I miss him soooo!

daoust said...

dude, no one understands mats like we do. especially not do(w)n (goes brown) cherry. go canucks!

DGB - if you're reading this, know that i love your blog, but until you kiss and make up with mats, you will be don chery's (and PJ Stock's) trusty sidekick in my eyes.

eyebleaf said...

@ Ian: Don't worry buddy. You'll get used to it.

@ LD: An LD sighting! It's a Festivus Miracle! Hope you had a good break, darling.

@ Dani: You've got Miller, who's pretty solid himself. But I feel you. Biron was a Sabre for a long time.

@ Daoust: I need to buy you a beer, my man. And you're right, no one understands Mats like we do. I'm a big fan of Down Goes Brown as well, but I'm not holding my breath waiting for he and Mats to kiss and make up. But, you know, I will give DGB some props. He was classy when Mats finally did sign, and I thought the post he wrote about it was great. Unfortunately, garbage like the blog "After Mats" still exists on the internet, and gives every Leafs fan a bad name. DGB knows where Sundin ranks as a Leaf; right up at the top, and can admit as much, unlike some other douchebags.