Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gainey on Mats: "I don't have a fucking clue what that big dumb bastard is doing"

"Seriously, do any of you guys know what he's fucking doing?"


Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey addressed the Mats Sundin saga/soap opera/sideshow/clusterfuck yesterday, and he's in the same boat as all of us, apparently:

"We haven't had much contact with him. It appears he's not interested. He hasn't asked many questions about the organization ... We haven't spoken to Sundin's camp for at least a week," he told RDS. "There's nothing new, he hasn't decided anything yet. He told me he'd decide in August and today's the 26th. We'll know, provided he respects his own due date, his decision should come sometime throughout the next week."

Gainey also stated he felt the Habs were the perfect team for Sundin at this point in his career. While that is debatable, the Canadiens certainly do offer an enticing blend of young talent, history, and a rabid fanbase, making them an attractive proposition for many players (idiot media, language police, taxes, and general crazy excluded.)

But frankly, this whole thing has gone on way too long. Is Mats Sundin really this conflicted? Is he selfish? Just fucking obtuse? He must know that by this point any decision he makes will be greeted more with a "fucking finally!" than anything else. Reports keep mentioning "five or six teams" whose current players, fans and management are all going to have quite the bone to pick with Mats if and when he decides on a destination. You don't think he'll hear it in Philly or New York or Montreal if he signs elsewhere? You don't think Leaf fans will brand him a Judas if he leaves Toronto for Montreal for free rather than for a boatload of picks and players? You don't think there will be some resentment even in the room he finally deigns to join after this whole act? At this point, I want Sundin to go somewhere else so I can boo his ass everytime I see him. How do you think the Canadiens feel? Fuck, Alex Tanguay can't even pick his jersey number just in case Sundin gets his fucking head on straight and makes a decision.

I'm sure it wasn't your intention to drag this out, Mats. I'm pretty sure you aren't a prima donna, but I'm stunned that this has gone on so long. But please, do SOMETHING. Go to the Rangers and be the man on Broadway. Take the no pressure way and go to the Leafs, where they might (might) forgive you and love you again. Sign with Detroit and blend into the background for a Cup. Retire. Whatever. I don't care anymore. Just stop fucking jerking Bob Gainey, the Habs, and their fans around.


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right on. Fuck you, Mats!

Le p'tit viking said...

He's probably hoping for a team that doesn't have the cap room, maybe the Rangers. That is why he's taking so long.


What is plan B? Not Chipchura I hope.

PPP said...

While the wait (and the ensuing media coverage) is a pain in the ass he isn't really jerking the Habs around. Gainey can always move to plan B while Mats continues to ponder his future longer than Hamlet (I know, Swedish-Danish but the Danes ruled it all back in the day).

Habsfan10 said...

@ ppp: Mats knows his talents are superior to the other options available to the Habs (Robert Lang? Michael Nylander? Really?). Plan B is Plan B for a reason: Because Plan A is preferable.

Mats knows he is Gainey's Plan A. If he is not planning on going to the Habs, or is playing their interest off to get the Rangers or Leafs or Wings or whomever to give him what he wants, that's jerking Gainey around, at least in my bleu-blanc et rouge world view. That sucks. If he's seriously still conflicted with all his options, that's another thing.

John Wensink said...

It's a sad fact, but no one wants to play in Montreal. Go Bruins.

HockeyTownTodd said...

It's very simple, all the teams involved should inform his agent:

'Our current plans for 2009 are in motion and we are no longer interested'

fezworth said...

You're right John. I mean, look at Michael Ryder! He bolted for Boston as quick as his stubby little legs could carry him!

(FYI John, just so you know what to expect for next season: Ryder's stubby little legs don't carry him quickly. Not quickly at all.)

Screw Mats. And go hockey.

Stan Jonathan said...

Ryder's gonna light up the conference.

You read it here first.

A rare misstep by Gainey.

Habsfan10 said...

Ryder's gonna light up the HABS ONLY.

You read it here first.

A rare misstep by Gainey.

(FIXED).

By the way, what's with Wensink & Jonathan posting here? Where the hell are Robinson, Chartraw and Bouchard when you need them!!

Steeltown Guy said...

Honestly, did you fuckin guys really believe he was going to come?
He does not want to fuckin come to Montreal period!
The guy's the biggest prick around!
He would never jump ship to join Montreal.
He's just waiting for that big blow job by Cliff Fletcher.
Shit, I'm not surprised one bit that he's being irresponsible in announcing his decision but please, Mats, be a man and call Bob Gainey and tell him that you never ever wanted to come to Montreal even last year when you didn;t want to waive your no-trade clause you blonde fag! Just playing games with Bob and our fans, but not me! I'm too fuckin smart and can read your mind!
Fuck off Mats, and you are supposed to show fuckin leadership and character??

Nevin Markwart said...

Hey remember me?

I used to be the Habs' punching bag when I played for the Bruins, and I would come to Montreal before Sundin.

melly said...

I love it when HF10 loses it. Fuckin' nobody rants like 10.

Habster said...

I totally agree with most of the comments posted.........let the Big Swedish Prick go to Broadway where he can continue his BS act.

Let's close the curtain on the Sundin situation and move forward with a very good team. Gainey will use the $6.5 million to further improve the team....fuck the Swede!!

WufPirate said...

To quote Wyhsynski:

"It's Mats Sundin's World, we just happen to live in it."

Great rant 10.

HabsFan29 said...

In the land of the 56k modems it's difficult to get any Sundin news. Thank god. Im enjoying my vacation

HabsFan29 said...

@hf29 - In the land of the 56k modems it's difficult to get any Sundin news

well, except for the TSN and four Sportsnets on the satellite dish, you dick.

speaking of TSN, anyone kno what's up with this "TSN 2" I keep seeing ads for? will it be like ESPN2? will I get Erin Andrews?

Number31 said...

I don't think HE even has a fucking clue anymore...
Ce serait Montréal ou Vancouver - J.P. Barry
Like double-u-t-f, mate!

Of course the minute I hear that it's the first time he hasn't skated in the offseason... well, colour me not interested. In other news, Kovy at the golf tournament looks ready to go, so suck it, Mats! Training camp starts in Pierrefonds September 20-21. It's just down the street :D