One on one with Kleibrink

ANGELA MACISAAC -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:33 AM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU?

I am fantastic.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND YOU'RE NOT PLAYING. WHATCHA DOIN'?

The same thing as always -- with the kids (10-year-old son Kyler and 12-year-old daughter Torri) at a soccer game or a fastball game. They keep Richard and me busy.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE IN SCHOOL?

I was always very competitive. School was all about sports to me.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST TREASURED MATERIAL POSSESSION?

My curling shoes. If I lost them, I don't know what I'd do.

IF I'M BUYING, WHAT ARE YOU HAVING?

A big steak. And a beer -- a big one.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU PUNCHED AND WHY?

I can honestly say I've never punched anyone.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST UNPLEASANT CHARACTERISTIC?

I don't know. Ask my husband. He'll tell you.

WHAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU'VE EVER BOUGHT?

I'm not a crazy shopper so I don't think I can answer that one.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?

Play like it's just another game and not like it's the most important game of your life. I can't remember who told me that but it stuck with me.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?

Oh, I had a hot orange Mustang, a 1986, the year I graduated from high school. It was right off the lot and I drove it for four years until the motor died.

WHAT REPAIRS CAN YOU PERFORM ON YOUR CAR?

Hmm, I could change a tire if I had to.

IF YOU COULD BE ANY ATHLETE, WHO WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Hayley Wickenheiser. She got to play in both the Summer and the Winter Olympics.

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

Takeout. I am not kidding you.

WHAT'S YOUR CELL RINGTONE?

I change it all the time because it gets boring. But right now, it's Another One Bites the Dust.

WHO'S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR CELL PHONE BOOK?

Randy Ferbey.

ARE YOU EASILY EMBARRASSED?

No. You're going to have to work really hard.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT ON DVD?

Everyone Loves Raymond.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

Pizza.

WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO HOLIDAY YOU'VE BEEN?

Marbella, Spain.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

Bon Jovi.

DO YOU HAVE A PET?

No (pouting). I'm allergic to pets. I would love to have a dog and I think my kids would trade me in for one.

WHAT WOULD WE ALWAYS FIND IN YOUR FRIDGE?

A four-litre jug of chocolate milk.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

There's two -- the years my kids were born, 1993 and 1995.

WHAT MOVIE MADE YOU CRY?

Almost any movie.

EVER ORDER WRESTLING ON PAY-PER-VIEW?

That is the last thing I would order.

WHAT'S THE STRANGEST PIECE OF FAN MAIL YOU'VE RECEIVED?

I have never got any fan mail.

WHAT'S THE FUNNIEST THING YOU'VE SEEN DURING A GAME?

I saw a handle come right off the rock once. This girl Sally I used to girl with years ago, on her backswing, the rock came right off and she was left with throwing just the handle. That seems funny now.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS?

We have many superstitions. We have to be careful where we park or we might not have a good game. If we're winning, on a roll, we have to park in the same spot.

UH, WHAT IF THE SPOT IS TAKEN WHEN YOU GET TO THE RINK?

We go to every length to make sure we get that spot. We have had people back out, we've had people go an hour early to sit in our spot. It's crazy. We know.

WHAT'S THE UGLIEST PIECE OF CLOTHING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

Oh, I have this old curling sweater. It's light purple. I don't know if I ever wear it anymore.

IF YOU COULD TIME TRAVEL TO ANY SPORTING EVENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The U.S. Open for tennis with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe.

CAN YOU BE CONVINCED TO KARAOKE? IF SO, WHAT SONG?

Ha, definitely not sober! But my song would be If I Had a Million Dollars.


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