J.P. Barry, the agent for Mats Sundin, disputed “a report that says Mats Sundin has already settled on the Rangers”:http://www.fan590.com/, saying the center hasn’t yet made a final decision on where he’ll play this season.
But Barry also said the Rangers have made clear they want Sundin, and have even indicated what they’d be willing to pay him.
“Whether a formal offer has been submitted or not is semantics,” Barry wrote in an e-mail. “They have provided a framework of what could be made available to Mats if he selected the Rangers.”
Updated, 7:10 p.m.: In other words, the Rangers have offered Sundin a salary range based on what they can accomplish in unloading salary.
I imagine that range is pretty wide.
In the unlikely event Glen Sather can trade Michal Rozsival or Wade Redden, it’s Sundin’s lucky week. If the Rangers merely send down Lauri Korpikoski, they better hope Sundin really likes Manhattan.
Naturally, I asked Barry what that range was but he we wouldn’t say. As for Sundin’s time frame, the agent said by the end of this week.
So now it comes to the Rangers vs. Vancouver, a lot of money vs. a ridiculous amount of money. I am willing to offer some advice for a small fee.