Sundin-free Sunday

There is no Mats Sundin news today.

There is no other hockey news worth mentioning.

So turn off your computer, go out and get some sun.

It’ll do you good.

And maybe tomorrow the Canadiens will call

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Market watch

 Minnesota Wild and Pierre-Marc Bouchard have avoided arbitration – and the Wild have locked up a talented young player who would have been eligible for unrestricted free agency

Canucks’ Plan V?

Vancouver may trade for Antoine Vermette if they don't land Mats Sundin.

From the Vancouver Province, based on an Ottawa Sun story:

According to a report in the Ottawa

It’s in the bag(ish) … sort of … maybe

Have the salt shaker ready while reading this from Eklund, the anonymous (that pic is the only known photo of him) blogger at

Some quotes from various

No spit, Sherlock!

Paul Kelly, executive director of the NHL Players Association, told a radio station in Vancouver the future of the game is in Canada.

"I mean the Canadian fans

Veteran Murray clears waivers.

Glen Murray has cleared waivers. Boston will buy out his contract, which called for $4 million-plus this season.

Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli explains his thinking to

Lean, with a side order of gravlax

The Gazette asked readers to suggest enticements that might persuade Mats Sundin to sign with the Canadiens.

Their ideas ranged from mouth-watering – a Schwartz's smoked meat sandwich

Farber on the Forum

Sports Illustrated has asked its writers to pick their favourite venues.

Michael Farber chose the Forum. In recalling the ghosts, Farber writes:

They were in the rafters with the

Habemus PP?

Only nine more sleeps!

RDS reports Mats Sundin will announce his decision on Aug. 1.

Will we see a puff of white smoke rise from the Bell Centre chimney?

Robinson hangs up his tie

Larry Robinson won't be behind th bench in New Jersey this season.

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello told the New York Post Robinson had agreed to work one