Thursday, September 04, 2008

What Sundin's doing

A long time card player, Sundin said, "I have always enjoyed playing poker and partnering with PokerStars gives me the opportunity to challenge myself and explore the full potential of my game. I believe the fighting spirit I’ve developed as a hockey pro will really help me at the tables."
“I am very proud to become an ambassador for PokerStars. It means I will be more able to fulfill my personal ambition of working with charities around the world and I will be donating 100 percent of the money I earn from playing poker to charity," he said. "For me, the combination of excitement and challenge in poker, plus the potential to support good causes is a win-win situation."
Oh, and he's not likely to pick a new NHL home by the start of the season. Maybe he really will retire?
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8 Comments:

At 11:32 AM, September 04, 2008, Blogger Adam C said...

...proving yet again that any time any hockey guy (print, TV, whatever) tries to tell you what Sundin is going to do next, that guy's just blowing smoke.

 
At 11:33 AM, September 04, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

Whatever happened to "I am not waiving my No Trade Clause because I don't believe in being a rental player. I believe in winning with the same group of guys from training camp until the end of the season."

Keep playing poker, Mats. Don't even bother the hockey community anymore.

 
At 4:34 PM, September 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mats Sundin is not running for government office or spending our tax dollars so I think he can make his own decisions whenever he pleases.

And when he promises 100% of all wins in his poker games to charity I would shut my yap in a hurry.

 
At 5:12 PM, September 04, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

Mats Sundin is not running for government office or spending our tax dollars so I think he can make his own decisions whenever he pleases.

And when he promises 100% of all wins in his poker games to charity I would shut my yap in a hurry.


A liar is a liar, no matter what line of work they're in. A lot of people donate time and money to charity and don't expect praise for it, either. Yeesh. Good for him, but it doesn't make him immune to criticism.

I wish I could take 5 months off work and not have to make any decisions about work as well. Maybe then I could peddle a gambling site and give the money I make for doing that to charity (while helping get kids introduced to the world of gambling). Sundin, and all pro athletes, just live in a completely different universe than everyone else.

 
At 6:05 PM, September 04, 2008, Anonymous Kobra said...

Sundin, and all pro athletes, just live in a completely different universe than everyone else.

That's the truth right there. Maybe there's a few good people out there in the pro-sports world, but when your raised to think that $50k-$100k in the minors is crap money, you don't exactly get a grip on the real world. I'm still young, but would love to take 5 months off my labor intensive job. Too bad my bank thinks otherwise.

 
At 8:25 PM, September 04, 2008, Blogger Julian said...

Whatever happened to "I am not waiving my No Trade Clause because I don't believe in being a rental player. I believe in winning with the same group of guys from training camp until the end of the season."

What has that got to do with anything? Nothing in that statement is incompatible with what he's done.

 
At 5:47 PM, September 05, 2008, Anonymous fenring said...

I don`t know what to say. This is nothing but a typical, completely dry and lifeless media outlet. Preshaped, please insert the type of sport you practice. Now the one you want to practice: And now some talk about the importance of charity.

Might as well speak of golfing in april, just heard he`d have some experience with it.

Rarely have I seen the reputation of a player taking such a nosedive in the opinion of fans.
From "I hope he signs with us!" to "I don`t even bother".

 
At 12:08 AM, September 08, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What has Sundin really done to lose his reputation?

1)Said that he wanted to end his career as a Maple Leaf.

2)Could've taken 20M but is still undecided if he can play at the level he wants to at 37.

I could understand if he had said that Leafs suck! And then taken 20M from Nucks and shown up in Vancouver 20lbs overweight.

Now here are morons who are painting him as some kind of spoiled athlete for NOT taking 20M.

And who cares about your small salaries and short vacations. Just pick up your skates and stick and go out there scoring HHOF numbers. You'll get your 20M, boat and three fancy cars, too.

This guy is not your Terrell Owens showboating and undermining his teammates. This is a classy guy who doesn't show his wealth all over the place.

So, stop whining about your life and do something about it. Like Mats Sundin did.

 

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