One on one with Brian Boucher

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:50 AM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU?

I'm good. Really good.

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

In a perfect world, get a babysitter and go out for dinner with my wife.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

Competitive. Likes to have fun. There's the other four.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?

I was a good student but a bit of a prankster. I'd come up with nicknames for the teachers and, for some reason, I was able to get away with calling them their nicknames. I don't know how I did it.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST TREASURED MATERIAL POSSESSION?

Probably the two homes I own. I own a home in Rhode Island and a home in Phoenix. I'm proud of both of them.

I'M BUYING, WHAT'S YOUR POISON?

An Amstel Light. Can you get it here?

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU PUNCHED AND WHY?

In junior, I fought Aren Miller from Spokane. He was big. I skated down and met my match.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST UNPLEASANT CHARACTERISTIC?

My temper.

WHAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU EVER BOUGHT?

The car I bought with my signing bonus money. A Mitsubishi 3000 GT. Terrible buy. The first car I bought was a Chevy Celebrity Eurosport, 1987 for $1,200 in junior,

I got some card money. I was more proud of that car than the Mitsubishi.

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

Tiger Woods. He's dominant.

PLUS YOU LOVE GOLF, GOING FROM BEING A CADDY AS A TEEN TO AN AVID PLAYER NOW. WHAT'S YOUR BEST SHOT?

My drive. I hit a power fade.

WHAT REPAIRS COULD YOU PERFORM ON YOUR CAR?

Windshield washer fluid. That's about it.

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

Eggo waffles. I make those for the kids in the morning. I load it up with syrup.

WHAT'S YOUR CELLPHONE RING?

Just a normal ring.

WHO'S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR CELLPHONE?

It'd have to be a hockey player, I guess. I've got some good ones but probably Jeremy Roenick. Wayne Gretzky's not in there. He did call me when I got traded, so I saved it in my call log.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT ON DVD?

The Sopranos.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

Burgers. I like a good burger.

WHERE DO YOU WANNA HOLIDAY?

Hawaii.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

Pearl Jam in Philadelphia back when they had hits and were good. They played for two hours straight.

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

I wish I'd be a pro golfer but I don't know if I have the skill to do that. Maybe I could be a PGA teacher but I'd try not to teach much so I could go play.

DO YOU COLLECT YOUR OWN MEMORABILIA?

I keep my masks. When I'm done playing, I want a shelf with the masks from all the teams I've been on.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN PEOPLE?

Honesty.

DO YOU LIKE SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS?

It depends for who. I enjoy signing for kids because I remember when I was a kid and how much it meant to me. I don't much care signing for autograph seekers.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

The years my children were born were exciting. Professionally, my rookie year. There's been a few. The years 2000, 2003 and 2004 were good.

WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Heights.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST HABIT?

Probably cursing.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

Immature humour. Dumb and Dumber, stuff like that.

WHAT MOVIE MADE YOU TEARY-EYED?

Since I've had chilldren, I cry at just about everything. I can't remember the last one.

FUNNIEST THING DURING THE GAME?

In Philadelphia, Chris Therrien was skating around the ice with no gloves. He lost a glove early in the shift and was skating with one glove and his stick. And then he got hit and lost his other glove and his stick and had to skate to the bench that way.

UGLIEST THING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

I've got a few golf shirts that would make you puke.

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

I've done it before. The last song I sang was Missy Elliot's One Minute Man.


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