Real fans stay true

I’m a Leafs fan and for years I watched Mats Sundin be the Leafs’ leading scorer and best player.

I had a lot of respect for him and I still do. But what I don’t get is why after a player decides to request a trade or become a free agent most fans lose respect for him.

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Sundin spent most of his career in Toronto, was never negative about not winning a Cup and was a fan favorite.

But as soon as he left he became the No. 1 enemy. Only true fans respect NHL players throughout their whole career.

Ryan Garrett, Markham, Ont.