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Yes, there was money, but other factors played into Sundin's decision

Updated: December 19, 2008, 1:21 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

On Thursday morning, Mattias Ohlund got a phone call from Sweden.

Mats Sundin was concerned. He was leaning toward choosing the Canucks as his new team, but wanted to make sure his impending arrival wouldn't cause problems in the Vancouver dressing room.

Ohlund apparently laughed, then emphatically told Sundin his addition would not, in any way whatsoever, be disrupting to the team.

We tell you this because the optics of Sundin's taking twice as much money ...

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