he screwed the leafs for selfish reasons? get out of here. that's ridiculous. he decided he would rather play in toronto. so when a player won't leave town when he's playing poorly, he's selfish, but also when he won't leave town when he's playing well and it's the team that's poor, he's also selfish? toronto is the one who gave him the no-trade clause, and he exercised his right under the CBA. what he ended up doing the next year was rather selfish and silly, but that's not really germane. the maxim 'do everything to help the team' is a difficult one when you're being asked to help the team by leaving it.
Sigh. Again, for a meesley three months of minor inconvenience to his life, he could have waived his NTC, which would have helped make the Leafs a better team in the long run. He has much less of an excuse than say BriaRiolston would, where it would mean two plus years where he would either have to be apart from or relocate his family.. It was a totally d**k move by Sundin. There's just no debating it.
And the fact that he has a right to exercise a NTC has nothing to do with the price of tea in china. A billionaire has a right not to give any money to charity if he doesn't want to. Doesn't mean he's not a selfish pr**k.