Gm Steve tetreault told us that he "did this trade to size up while still keeping talent for a first line centerman and that person came to be Mats Sundin".
"By acquiring him we think it will help this hockey club to play against big sized team such as the Philadelphia Flyers where we didn't have any success at all". - GM
Coach Lindy Ruff is very enthusiam with the idea of having Sundin in his line up and think Mats will suit better to his system implemented earlier this season.
When reporters interviewed mats Sundin this is what he had to say about the trade "I'm leaving a great organization to join another one this is a simple as that.."
"I hope to bring the cup hopefully this year, if not in the next few years to come and I'm definitely happy to be with the rangers". - Mats Sundin