Marco Scutaro’s awesome Play, Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all Mats Sundin or Roy Halladay

In case you missed it, here is an awesome play from last night’s Jays game:

Interesting times for Toronto Sports fans. Mats Sundin has yet to decide what his future holds, the Blue Jays management having waived the white flag on the 08 season, slight rumblings have started to circulate on the future of Roy Halladay’s future with the Jays.

With little else going on in the sports world right now, it is an opportunity to look at and try to compare their respective place in Toronto Sports lore.

Here is Mats Sundin track record as a Maple Leaf:

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 23 24 47 14
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 76 33 50 83 46
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 41 53 94 59
1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 33 41 74 49
1998-99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 31 52 83 58
1999-00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 73 32 41 73 46
2000-01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 28 46 74 76
2001-02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 41 39 80 94
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 37 35 72 58
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 81 31 44 75 52
2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 31 47 78 58
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 27 49 76 62
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 32 46 78 76
Total 13 seasons 981 420 567 987 748

Mats holds the following career distinctions which may include time spent with the Quebec Nordiques:
# Currently holds the NHL record for most overtime goals (15, shared with Jaromir Jagr)
# Ranked 22nd all time in career goals (552)
# Ranked 34th all time in career assists (761) – tied with Chris Chelios and Bernie Federko
# Ranked 30th all time in career points (1313)
# 1st all-time in goals scored for the Toronto Maple Leafs
# 1st all-time in points scored for the Toronto Maple Leafs
# 2nd all-time in assists for the Toronto Maple Leafs
# Most assists in a period by a Toronto Maple Leaf (3) (tied with Darcy Tucker and Matt Stajan)
# Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 (injured) and 2004.
# Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 2002 and 2004.
Awarded the “Mark Messier Leadership Award” in 2008.

Leafs record with Mats:

GP W L T OTL Pts
1032 491 404 89 48 1119
13 seasons made the playoffs in all but 5.

Roy Halladay:

SEASON G CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L ERA
1998 2 1 0 14 9 4 3 2 2 13 1 0 1.93
1999 36 1 1 149.1156 76 65 19 79 82 8 7 3.92
2000 19 0 0 67.2 107 87 80 14 42 44 4 7 10.64
2001 17 1 1 105.197 41 37 3 25 96 5 3 3.16
2002 34 2 1 239.1223 93 78 10 62 168 19 7 2.93
2003 36 9 2 266 253 111 96 26 32 204 22 7 3.25
2004 21 1 1 133 140 66 62 13 39 95 8 8 4.2
2005 19 5 2 141.2118 39 38 11 18 108 12 4 2.41
2006 32 4 0 220 208 82 78 19 34 132 16 5 3.19
2007 31 7 1 225.1232 101 93 15 48 139 16 7 3.71
2008 20 7 2 146.1125 50 44 10 21 121 11 6 2.71
Total 267 38 11 1708 1668 750 674 142 402 1202 122 61 3.55

Blue Jay Results:

2008 Toronto Blue Jays American League 46 47 .495 9.5
2007 Toronto Blue Jays American League 83 79 .512 13.0 2,360,648
2006 Toronto Blue Jays American League 87 75 .537 10.0 2,302,212
2005 Toronto Blue Jays American League 80 82 .494 15.0 2,014,995
2004 Toronto Blue Jays American League 67 94 .416 33.5 1,900,041
2003 Toronto Blue Jays American League 86 76 .531 15.0 1,799,458
2002 Toronto Blue Jays American League 78 84 .481 25.5 1,637,900
2001 Toronto Blue Jays American League 80 82 .494 16.0 1,915,438
2000 Toronto Blue Jays American League 83 79 .512 4.5 1,819,883
1999 Toronto Blue Jays American League 84 78 .519 14.0 2,163,486

Highlights
* 5-time MLB All-Star: 2002, 2003, 2005 (was supposed to start but was sidelined with a season-ending injury), 2006 and 2008.
* American League Cy Young Award: 2003
* The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year: 2003
* Players Choice Awards (Most Outstanding Pitcher): 2003
* 2 time AL player of the week:
* 3 time AL pitcher of the month: May 2003, September 2003, April 2007.
* Toronto Blue Jays Career Leader in Win–Loss percentage (.670)
* Only Blue Jays pitcher to earn two base hits in one regular season game (vs. Los Angeles Dodgers on June 10, 2007)

The numbers are all there, in this pause of summer, interesting times to reflect

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