The last few days there have been many rumors circulating in forums and newspapers that PokerStars ambassador Mats Sundin will stop playing ice hockey after thirteen seasons in Toronto Maple Leafs and a short comeback in Vancouver Canucks. According to Mats himself, he says that the rumors are not true and that he still haven't decided what to do yet.
However, Mats says that he will take the fina[...] Read more » PokerStars ambassador cannot decide what to do
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 42 (M)
Ice hockey is a tough game and you need to be in very good shape to continue practising it as a pro. If Mats Sundin is changing trains for poker, he soon can get hurt, because it is a bit violent game too. But ice hockey works as a secure monthly income, and poker isn't like that. Tough decision...
Joined: Oct '07
Age: 39 (M)
he is loosing his hockey spirit...he needs to focus on hockey to rekindle the hockey spirit, but if he wants to quit let him...althought he never won a stanley cup ring yet.. so he should see if he can get the ring this year, and if not go ahead and make the move to poker...
Joined: Dec '08
Age: 43 (M)
i didnt take a deeper look into nhl hockey, but he could be too old for this hard league.injuries could come oftener and worser and it must be frustrating to see other players ovartake with endurance and hardness. i saw a great player retireing past season with 41years and what happend? the team had the worst case and missed all targets and that was no nice goodbye to the deserved hockey-pension
Joined: May '09
Age: 35 (M)
i guess he's old and in few years they will stop renewing his contract for hockey, then he'll have no choice but to play poker at pokerstars. i wonder how long will pokerstars keep him when he no longer plays poker
Joined: Jan '08
Age: 34 (M)
I think Sundin should have retired last season..But Vancouver was willing to overpay him. I'm fairly certain he will retire this year, last season he got just 28 points in 41 games for Vancouver which is not great..If he does play another year, he should have accepted 2 year,$20 million deal.