One on one with Brett Carson

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:21 AM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU?

I'm good. I'll be better if we win (tonight's Game 6 in Moose Jaw), obviously.

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

Probably just go to bed early.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

Laidback. I don't know. Dups, give me five words to describe me. (Teammate Brodie Dupont offers: Tall, a leader and independent).

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE IN SCHOOL?

I was smart, an honour student.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU PUNCHED AND WHY?

Dupont, just today. Him and I got into an argument.

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

A Bruce Lee T-shirt.

DO YOU OWN A CAR?

Yeah, a Grand Am.

IS IT BETTER THAN DUPONT'S?

It's a lot better than his.

WHAT REPAIRS COULD YOU PERFORM ON YOUR CAR?

I don't know how to do anything to my car. I just learned to fill the tires with air this year.

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

Tiger Woods.

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

Pretty much the only thing I can cook is chicken.

WHAT IS YOUR CELLPHONE RING?

50 Cent, In Da Club.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO HOLIDAY?

Mexico. I've never been there. I've never been anywhere, except Nashville (for the NHL draft) and Carolina (the team that selected him in the fourth round of the '04 draft).

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

Tim McGraw. I saw him at the (Big Valley Jamboree) at Craven. There's a lot of country fans on the team.

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

Probably something to do with physiotherapy. I know about lots of injuries.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN PEOPLE?

Honesty.

DO YOU HAVE A PET?

No pets. I've never had one.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

This year, if we keep going.

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

Video game. I like sports games -- golf, hockey.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Failure.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST HABIT?

I spit too much.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

Dupont's cockiness.

EVER ORDER PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ON PPV?

I think I did when I was younger. We ordered Royal Rumble. I used to like Tatanka.

FUNNIEST THING YOU'VE SEEN DURING A GAME?

Friday night. When Freddie (Pettersson) jumped up and head-butted the puck. I don't know what he was doing but I couldn't stop laughing.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS?

Yeah, the little things like putting my equipment on the left side of my body first. And I tape my sticks at 6 p.m. before a 7 p.m. game.

WHAT'S THE UGLIEST THING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

A pair of sweats. They're pretty old.

THE TEAM ALL GOT MOHAWK HAIRCUTS PRIOR TO THE PLAYOFFS. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED MAKING THIS A PERMANENT STYLE?

No. My head's too big for this look. It wasn't my idea. It was (goalie Justin) Pogge's.

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE THAT MADE YOU CRY?

The Notebook.

THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE A FLICK YOU'D TAKE ON THE BUS. WHAT WERE YOU DOING WATCHING IT?

I kinda had to. I was forced into it.

YOU WERE DRAFTED BY THE CAROLINA HURRICANES. ARE YOU A NASCAR FAN?

I don't have the attention span to watch them drive around for that long. I might have to learn, though.

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

I probably wouldn't unless I had a few pops in me. But if I was singing, I'd probably be rapping. I don't have the country voice. That's (teammate Dylan) Yeo.


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