One on one

CAMERON MAXWELL, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:02 PM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YA? The devil's doing good right now.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND YOU'RE NOT PLAYING SHINNY. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Drink some red wine.

WHAT KIND?

I like Californian, French Bordeaux -- the big reds. I like to get the friends over to the house and do a big dinner and drink some big red wine.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

Easy-going, friendly, dedicated, laid-back and a hard worker.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?

I didn't make it there quite that much (laughs). Because of junior A hockey, we missed a lot of school but I actually didn't mind school, probably because I was only there a couple of days a week.

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

A white suit (laughs).

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?

I think it was always my dad saying to me when I was a kid: "I'll drive you to the rink and I don't care if you're the best kid or the worst but work." I think I carried that through my career.

WHAT REPAIRS CAN YOU DO ON YOUR CAR?

I'm actually improving. My buddies are handymen and I'm awful but I can change a tire now. I'm pretty proud of that. I had to change a tire recently so I know I can do it.

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

Seafood. I'm a big seafood kind of guy.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT TO OWN ON DVD?

24.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT DURING A GAME?

I threw up my first year when I was a rookie at pro camp. I actually threw up in Ronnie Low's crease.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

Probably fast food burgers.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO HOLIDAY?

On the French Riviera.

WOULD THAT BE A FAMILY TRIP OR JUST YOU AND THE WIFE?

That one would just be the two of us. A family trip would be to Africa, on a safari. That would be cool.

WHO'S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR CELL PHONE ADDRESS BOOK?

Dan Aykroyd.

WHAT'S THE RING ON YOUR CELL?

I can't figure anything out on it, so it's the one that was on there when I bought it.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE BAND?

Bruce Springsteen and I'm a big fan of the Tragically Hip from back home in Kingston.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

Springsteen and U2. U2 was pretty awesome but you can't beat The Boss.

WHERE DID YOU SEE THE BOSS?

New Jersey. I've seen him there, in Houston, in Toronto, Montreal.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE IN PEOPLE?

I would say honesty.

DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY PETS?

No, our dog died.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

I would say 1993 was pretty good, winning the Cup and all that, it's also the year one of my girls, Bryelle, was born. She was born in Montreal, so it was perfect.

YOU'VE GOT A FEW HOURS TO KILL. BOOK OR VIDEO GAME?

Book.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST HABIT?

I'm a little bit of a procrastinator with things around the house.

DOES IT DRIVE YOUR WIFE NUTS?

Oh yeah (laughs).

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

People in good moods. I laugh quite a bit. Crazy humour like Dumb and Dumber, Happy Gilmour.

WHAT MOVIE MADE YOU TEARY-EYED?

I don't know. Lemme go back to that one.

HAVE YOU EVER ORDERED PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ON PAY-PER-VIEW?

No. I'm not a big TV guy. I'd watch it but I don't know if I'd phone up and order it.

WHAT'S THE STRANGEST PIECE OF FAN MAIL YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?

Nothing that stands out but I'm sure I'll think of it later (laughs).

FUNNIEST THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN DURING A GAME?

The streaker here in Calgary a couple of years ago. He jumped on the ice here and ran around in our overtime game. I thought that was pretty funny.

WHAT'S YOUR ALL-TIME DREAM STARTING NHL LINEUP?

In net, it would be Patrick Roy. We'll have Scotty Bowman coaching, Bobby Orr on the point with Doug Harvey. Up front we'd have Wayne Gretzky in the middle with Bobby Hull on the left and Rocket Richard on the right (laughs). That's a good team.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS?

No. Mine would me more trying to avoid them. I'd do little bits and pieces but I never really got into that.

WHAT'S THE UGLIEST THING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

My white suit (laughs).

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

Oh yeah. I'm terrible but I still do it. Mustang Sally. I've sang it with Dan Aykroyd, back home on the lake in Kingston. We had the Hip boys playing guitars and Dan singing and me jumping in with him. It was funny.


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