SUN Hockey Pool

One on one with Tony Amonte

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:31 AM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU?

Good. Doing very well.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND YOU AREN'T PLAYING. WHATCHA GONNA DO?

Probably go out if my kids don't have hockey. Have something to eat and watch a movie.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

That's a bad question. Old -- I'm the oldest player on the team, fun, happy, excited and old.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST TREASURED MATERIAL POSSESSION?

My kids. They cost a lot of money. I don't have anything, a few motorcycles -- three Harleys and a chopper -- but that's it.

IF I'M BUYING, WHAT'S YOUR POISON?

Just a beer. Coors Light.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU PUNCHED AND WHY?

It has to be in a game and I can't remember back that long.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST UNPLEASANT CHARACTERISTIC?

I don't know. I don't think I have any.

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

Remember that thing you put on your abs and it pulsated. I bought it off an informercial on TV and almost electrocuted myself.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?

Go out there and be yourself.

WHAT WAS THE FIRST CAR YOU OWNED?

A 1989 Ford Mustang GT triple-black convertible.

A 5.0? HOW MANY TICKETS DID YOU RACK UP WITH THAT RIDE?

I got it just before my 21st birthday and on my 21st birthday I was caught doing 75 in a 35 zone and four cops pulled me over. Thank god it was in my hometown and they understood it was my 21st birthday and just told me to make sure I didn't drive home.

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

Shaq. He's so dominant in everything he does and has that personna and aura.

NOT MICHAEL JORDAN? HE WAS IN CHICAGO WHEN YOU WERE THERE.

I love M.J. too but I'm thinking present.

WHAT REPAIRS COULD YOU PERFORM ON YOUR CAR?

I took a course, motorcycle repair technician, last year. I can get into the engine a little bit.

WHAT'S YOUR CELLPHONE RINGTONE?

I don't know. I haven't downloaded anything.

AND WHO'S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR CELLPHONE?

My buddy Dave was on The Biggest Loser show on TV. I'll go with him.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT ON DVD?

The best of all is Six Feet Under. I'm so sad it went off the air.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

Doritos and Mountain Dew.

WHERE DO YOU WANNA HOLIDAY?

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

I've seen a lot. The most recent good one was Eminem, 50 Cent and G-Unit about a month ago. It wasn't a bad show.

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

Probably working construction some where. Who knows.

DO YOU LIKE TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS?

I don't mind it at all. It's nice to meet new people.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

1996. We won the World Cup and I had a great season after, the first time I scored 40 goals. It was a good time.

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

Video game. I don't do too much reading. I love those James Bond games and Sly Cooper games.

WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Dying.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST HABIT?

Probably just being selfish, wanting everything my way, especially at home. Little quirks on game days, wanting dinner at the right time.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

A comedy movie. I could sit down and watch Old School any day of the week, watch it two or three times in a row. Another great movie, Swingers. My wife can't believe I can watch the same movies over and over.

WHAT MOVIE MADE YOU TEARY-EYED?

I would never go out to watch a sad movie. The last episode of Six Feet Under was sad at the end. I didn't cry but it was sad.

EVER ORDER PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ON PPV?

All the time. I was a huge ECW fan before they went defunct. I like the hard-core stuff more than the regular WWE. That's the same thing over and over.

STRANGEST PIECE OF FAN MAIL?

Nothing really. Nothing sexy or anything like that.

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

No. I would never, ever karaoke. I sang with the band at my wedding and that's the last time I'd ever do that."


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