One on one

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:19 PM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU? I'm doing very well. I'm having a lot of fun at the World Juniors.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND YOU'RE NOT PLAYING HOCKEY. WHATCHA GONNA DO?

In Cranbrook, not much. Usually watching TV or hanging out with the boys and playing poker.

TRADITIONAL POKER OR THE NEW TRENDY, TEXAS HOLD 'EM?

Usually Texas Hold 'Em. I have a lot of fun playing that.

WIN MUCH?

I'd like to think so.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

Outgoing, easy-going, relaxed, loyal and a joker.

WHAT ARE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?

I used to be good. I used to really enjoy math but struggle with other subjects.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST TREASURED MATERIAL POSSESSION?

My goalie mask. I don't know why but it's one of the things I treasure most. Especially the one I got from Team Canada. It's something I take a lot of pride in.

WHO'S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR CELLPHONE?

Sidney Crosby.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU PUNCHED AND WHY?

Nigel Dawes in practice because they won the rebound drill.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST UNPLEASANT CHARACTERISTIC?

I have a hard time saying no.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?

Stay loyal and stay true to the people who care about you most.

WHAT REPAIRS COULD YOU PERFORM ON YOUR CAR?

I can fill it with gas, change the oil maybe, change the windshield wipers maybe.

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

I do a dynamite Greek salad. I can concoct a great salad.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT ON DVD?

The O.C., bar none. We all watch it in Cranbrook.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

McDonald's cheese burgers.

WHERE DO YOU WANNA HOLIDAY?

Mexico. Cancun, for sure.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

Nickelback in Cranbrook. It was an unbelieveable concert.

IF YOU WEREN'T A HOCKEY PLAYER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

Something in hockey or sports related. I love sports and being around athletes, so maybe in the media.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN PEOPLE?

Loyalty. I like people who are honest and you can trust.

BOBBLEHEADS -- THEY'RE KINDA SILLY, AREN'T THEY?

They're awesome. I love them.

HOPING THERE'LL BE A JEFF GLASS BOBBLEHEAD WITH A GOLD MEDAL?

It'd be fun if there was.

DO YOU HAVE A PET?

At home, there's a fat, black cat named Simba.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

This year, for sure. I've had a blast and it's been quite a ride.

YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO KILL. BOOK OR VIDEO GAME?

Neither, probably TV. I'm not into books or video games.

WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Not being able to come up with one big save for the team at a key moment.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST HABIT?

I'm a perfectionist and worry about everything being perfect.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

Lots of people. Anthony Stewart really makes me laugh. I laugh at everything.

WHAT MOVIE MADE YOU TEARY-EYED?

Ladder 49. Nigel Dawes and I saw it in Cranbrook and we both came out like a couple little school girls.

STRANGEST PIECE OF FAN MAIL?

We get quite a bit of it in Cranbrook. I've had people send me math questions and ask me to answer them and send them back. Honest truth. I don't know why.

FUNNIEST THING YOU'VE SEEN DURING A GAME?

Sock tape put on someone's blades. They skated out for warmup without knowing it was there and bailed pretty hard. It was a lot of fun. It was a pretty good prank. I didn't do it but I was laughing at it.

ANY SUPERSTITIONS?

Way too many to list. It's really just specific game-day routine, so you can call it superstition or call it routine. It's the same thing every day.

UGLIEST THING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

Where to start. A pair of khakis that have been washed so many times they've pretty much turned white. I go out and they stick out, glow in the dark.

COULD YOU BE CONVINCED TO KARAOKE AND, IF SO, WHAT'S YOUR SONG?

I've done it before and sang something by Garth Brooks, Friends in Low Places.


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