Did you know that all you have to do to turn a regular old TSN news report into a sleazy, spicy dating show is to omit a few words? Well, now you do. For example, take this article on hot, young prospect Fabian Brunnstrom... See, it's getting creepy already. All you really have to do is throw your mind in gutter. It's not like it wasn't there to begin with anyway.
(emphasis and editing mine, of course)
See how easy that was? And fun too... It's safe to remove your minds from the gutter now, in case you were wondering.
Well, you can add another can't-miss player for the mix... His name is Fabian Brunnstrom, and he's one of the most coveted young players...
Now Brunnstrom (who turns 23 on Wednesday) doesn't have the advance billing of a... player like Sid the Kid... but the demand for the young [guy] is certainly there.
Leafs' European scout Thommie Bergman heavily encouraged the team to [hit on] Brunnstrom a year ago, and was supported by former Leafs pro scout Craig Button (whoa, too much info), but it didn't happen.
Now, as many as 20 teams are reportedly interested in Brunnstrom, and Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Vancouver Canucks general manager Dave Nonis have already gone overseas to Sweden to court him. (That paragraph didn't even need editing!)
So why is there so much talk about him now?
"He's a late bloomer..." explains TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. "The kid is talented. The fact that he fell through the cracks... makes him that much more attractive."
With so much hype around this young player, general managers also know they'll have to open... wide for the free agent.
"This is a [playa], who, right now, is demanding... money," says McKenzie. "If you draft a guy in the Top 5, you have to pay out all those extra bonuses. That's what you have to pay."
The Red Wings could have an inside track with fellow Swedes Nicklas Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall [foursome?]... The Canucks are also enticing with the thought of Brunstrom playing with the [blonde] Sedins.
Any way you look at it, the Brunnstrom hype machine is picking up steam as NHL teams are pushing hard to get him in their uniform for October. (can't we keep it PG?)
"Right now everybody's trying to cool things off a bit because it's a bit of a frenzy over there," says McKenzie.
And, naturally, the second comment from a reader (see the bottom of the post) is the following:
"BOB GAINEY WANTS YOU! ..."Now that's creepy.