Monday, December 15, 2008

Kerrzy's Notebook: Broadway Bound?

Apparently, people still care that Mats Sundin is a player looking for work.

Ever since the end of last season (which was April 5th for the Maple Leafs), we’ve been bombarded with speculation about Sundin’s future.

After a summer of indecision, the 37-year-old Swede-in-limbo says he will play this season…but where? Tune in next week and find out!

He’s back in the news this week because he met with the management of the New York Rangers. Sundin took in the thriller between the Rangers and the New Jersey Devils, which ended 8-5 for Jersey.

My problem is, I just don’t believe all the hype over Sundin.

The Vancouver Canucks have $10-million on the table for the services of the former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs. That’s a lot of money for a guy that’ll get you 70-80 points in a full season, never mind half a season.

Why pay so much for a half-season of average?

Having said all that, maybe he’ll come back and prove me wrong. I just think there are better ways to spend your money in these “tough economic times!”

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Got Yourself a Gun?

Joey Porter does, and he doesn’t care who knows.

The Miami Dolphins linebacker came to the defense of former teammate Plaxico Burress, who shot himself in the leg with an illegal firearm at a New York bar.

Porter was an innocent bystander shot outside a Denver sports bar in 2003 and says NFL players are targeted and need protection.

Why not just hire yourself a bodyguard? Porter had an interesting take on that suggestion in an interview with ESPN:

“How do you know that this bodyguard you're supposed to get doesn't get bought out by somebody else and set you up for your own house to be robbed? Because, at the end of the day, you're trusting somebody you really don't know.”

That’s a pretty good point…but lets not forget: Plaxico Burress shot himself.

I’m sorry; I still can’t get over that.

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