In case you haven't noticed, Mats Sundin has been a question mark since the conclusion of the 07-08 NHL season. Fans and journalists have been anticipating Sundin's decision more than the season itself. He announced his decision yesterday in front of a packed press conference.
"Over the summer, while fishing in Sweden, I had an important revelation. People are interested in what I do. What I say," Sundin began. After a pause he continued.
"I want to be a reality TV actor. That is all," Sundin finished and exited the stage.
The Swedish hockey superstar did not entertain questions. Instead, he broadcasted the pilot episode of his new TV show, Wait a Minute, Mats. According to eye witnesses the pilot episode featured a lot of close-up shots with a wide angle lens of Mats Sundin thinking in silence.
"There were a lot of great scenes of him sitting on his fishing boat with the beautiful Swedish horizon in the background. I think this new show is a great way for fans to get a glimpse of how professional hockey players live. I'm looking forward to the next episode," said Damien Cox, hockey reporter for the Toronto Star.
According to the distributor, Toronto's Showcase television channel, Sundin's reality show will follow a very similar format to Wade Belak's hit reality show, Wade a Minute.
"Since Mats Sundin's favourite activity is waiting we decided to build on the concept of the first Maple Leafs-related reality TV show with Mr. Belak," said Steven Tonka, executive producer of Showcase.
"Mats' revelation is indeed startling, to say the least. No matter how little he says, how uninteresting he is, no matter how many times he repeats himself with the most boring and uneventful news about his life, people are always interested in him. Seeing as how he attracted 68% of all sports headlines this past summer he is a serious candidate for Maclean's Magazine's 'Newsmaker of the Year' award," Tonka said.
At the end of the press conference Steven Tonka revealed some details of the special edition version of the DVD release of Wait a Minute, Mats. Apparently the DVD box set will feature a limited edition of a short story written by Sundin entitled: Wait: Think About It Longer. According to a source familiar with the matter, the book is loosely based upon Sundin's experience of waiting to make a career decision in the summer of 2008.
We have no idea where these anti-land mine photos of Mats Sundin are coming from. Sorry, we cannot give any credit to the author of the photo.