The Monster Arrives!

Well, Jonas The Monster Gustavsson arrives in the Big Smoke today for the last stop on his reality tour. Here’s hoping Burke has his Sunday’s Best on and a hole host of impressive things to do as in other cities The Monster has been wined and dined. Get a load of what The Monster took in Dallas according to Damien:

“was wined and dined by the Stars and the team’s new GM, Joe Nieuwendyk. He threw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers game in Arlington, had dinner with Dallas captain Brendan Morrow and even met former U.S. President George Bush at the ballgame.”

I hope that MLSE’s own George Costanza has an equally impressive plan for the kid. While what the team does to impress him shouldn’t really matter, it will be impossible for him not to take those type of things into consideration. Now a GM could say that he doesn’t want a player to come to his team only because he was wined and dined and shown the bright lights of the city…but we won’t go there. So here is my question to you.. If you are Brian Burke, what do you do when The Monster hits the red carpet today, what is your three day itinerary?


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June 19, 2009 7:46 am

He’s in his mid 20’s right? A big steak dinner and trip to one of Toronto’s finest strip joints….simple. Oh, and if Salming is available to take him – that would be icing on the cake.

Actually, with most of the Jays pitching staff on the DL, forget ceremonial pitch, give him 6 innings.

June 19, 2009 9:53 am

Since T.O doesn’t really have a captain he cannot sit down to dinner with, why not just promise him the captaincy…. ya, that should do it….! Ha

June 19, 2009 10:38 am

ok, now even better are these possibilities

Hockey Hall of FAME in TO
Real Hockey Fans
(baseball..really ?anyone watch that in a hockey market?) maybe play a few minutes with the TO FC..(more like summer for hockey guys)
Prime Minister is writing a Book on Hockey (an a closet leaf fan)
Media Crazy for Hockey (I’m sure they’ll watch his visit)
It’s in CANADA!!
Nuff said
If he says no.. His Loss

The Meatriarchy
June 19, 2009 10:59 am

I like the stripper idea. VIP room at the Brass Rail or Wiskey a Go-go

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