A report written by Larry Brooks of the New York Post indicates that Mats Sundin is interested in playing for the New York Rangers. Sundin, an unrestricted free agent, remains undecided on his playing future as of the start of the third week of August.
The report suggests that the Leafs’ all-time leading scorer has no interest in returning to Toronto. The same article states that the Philadelphia Flyers are also in the running in the bid to land Sundin while the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks appear to be out of the mix.
Sundin’s agent J.P. Barry has denied the report. “Everybody has been calling regularly trying to get an idea of when his timetable is. Mainly I have just told them we have talked about everything and right now it’s just for him to decide,” Barry explained to TSN on Sunday.
This summer Sundin has been offered both a one-year deal at $7 million from the Maple Leafs and a two-year deal at $20 million from the Canucks.