One on one

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:58 AM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU? Pretty damn good, thanks. The Hitmen are moving on to Round 2, it's hard not to be happy.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND YOU DON'T HAVE A HOCKEY GAME. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Good question. Ask my wife because it's been a long time since I've had a Saturday night off.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

Yikes! Five good traits or five bad traits? OK, since you asked me, I'll go for the good ones. Energetic, dedicated to a fault sometimes, easy- going, optimistic and definitely impatient.

WHAT'S YOUR POISON?

Too much coffee.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU PUNCHED AND WHY?

I'm a lover, not a fighter (laughs).

WHAT'S YOUR MOST UNPLEASANT CHARACTERISTIC?

I'm told I'm not so great at sitting still and often times have way too much going on at once.

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

$29.95 late-night TV ... Ab Buster.

HOW DID THAT WORK OUT?

Not nearly as well as it was advertised.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?

Two things: First, the three most important things in life are attitude, attitude, attitude. Second, CYA: Cover Your A--.

WHAT REPAIRS COULD YOU PERFORM ON YOUR CAR?

I'm smart enough to drive it to the shop.

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

If I don't say so myself, I prepare a pretty good salmon on the barbecue.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT ON DVD?

Seinfeld.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

McDonalds.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO HOLIDAY?

Puerto Venturas, Mexico.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

U2 -- twice.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN PEOPLE?

I admire people who are successful and don't have an ego to go with it.

BOBBLEHEADS -- THEY'RE KIND OF SILLY, AREN'T THEY?

Funny, you ask. Over the past couple of years with the Hitmen, we've done a Bret Hart, Jarome Iginla and Joe Sakic bobblehead. Between the three, we've given away probably 15,000 to Hitmen fans but, if you come into my office, I haven't kept a single one. To this day, I can't figure out the rage over bobbleheads -- shows you what I know because most people love them.

DO YOU HAVE A PET?

We've got a black lab, Yogi. Don't ask. I had forgotten how great dogs are.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

Tough one. I haven't had any bad years. Life is good but I must tell you that the year I married Sherry and the year our son Jacob was born would be pretty tough to top.

WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE GOAL YOU'VE CALLED DURING YOUR CAREER?

May 5, 1999. It was Game 5 of the WHL final, the Hitmen at Kamloops. Jordan Krestonvich scores in triple overtime, the longest game in team history. The Hitmen win the game and, two nights later, come home to the team's first-ever sellout of 17,139 fans and win the WHL championship.

HAS FLAMES PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN PETER MAHER GIVEN YOU PERMISSION TO USE HIS CATCHPHRASE, "YEAH, BABY!" IF THE HITMEN CONTINUE THEIR PLAYOFF SUCCESS?

What people probably don't know is that Peter and I are good friends. What would you expect? We're both Maritimers. Hell no, I wouldn't use "Yeah, baby." The guy is a legend.

WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Something happening to anyone in my family.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST HABIT?

Trying to get everything done in one day. Sometimes I just need to chill.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

People who doubted the Calgary Hitmen in Round 1.

WHAT MOVIE MADE YOU TEARY-EYED?

Rudy.

EVER ORDER PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ON PAY-PER-VIEW?

Boxing yes, wrestling no. Don't tell Bret Hart.

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

There's nothing wrong with a streaker from time to time.

UGLIEST THING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

Hey, I wouldn't buy it if it was ugly.

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

No, but if I did, it would definitely take a few pints and then maybe a little George Thorogood or Johnny Cash.


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