Mats Sundin wishes he retired a Maple Leaf, Pavel Bure didn’t really connect with Vancouver, Canadiens Blake Geoffrion out of intensive care, and former Oilers equipment manager inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame.


Sundin wishes he retired a Maple Leaf.

TORONTO STAR: Former Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin wishes he’d retired a Leaf.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Very classy of Sundin, who never really got the same level of love and respect from Leafs fans accorded to former Leafs captain Darryl Sittler, Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour. 

VANCOUVER SUN: Iain MacIntyre claims Vancouver fans loved former Canuck superstar Pavel Bure, but he was reluctant to return that love and never really connected with the city.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bure remains the Canucks first true superstar, and arguably the greatest player in team history.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion is out of intensive care following surgery for a depressed skull fracture suffered during an AHL game on Friday.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Former Oilers equipment manager Barrie Stafford was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, joining the list of names on the trainers Wall of Honour. Stafford joined the Oilers as equipment manager in 1981 and held the post for 26 years.