Update July 1, 2009: It worked!!!
Only 27,852 days after he last played a game, Mats Sundin has signed with the Canucks. Just like me, he decided to move from the freezing cold that is the GTA to the warm loveliness that is Vancouver1
My dad is a life long Leafs fan2, so he’s been quite interested in where old Mats would finally end up. And the possibility that he3 might sign with the Canucks, along with the fact that we already have the Sedin twins, provides my dad with no end of amusement. In pretty much every phone conversation I’ve had with him this year, my dad has done his impression of a play-by-play guy for a Canucks game with Mats on the team. It goes something like this:
“It’s Sedin to Sundin, back to Sedin over to Sedin… no wait, that was Sundin.. to Sedin, he shoots… rebound picked up by Sundin and he scores!!!!!!!!”
So glad I’m not a Canucks play-by-play guy right now!
1Our current subzero temperatures are an anomoly, Mats, I promise!
2Which is almost unforgivable, really. But at least he’s not a Flames fan.
3“He” being Mats, not my dad. My dad was actually property of the Montreal Canadiens in his youth. Seriously.