One on one

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:06 PM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU?

Good.

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

A nice date with my wife. Find a baby-sitter and take her for dinner and a movie. Something like that.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

(Pauses for a long time) Next question. I don't like talking about myself.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?

Class clown early on and then not a very good student.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST TREASURED MATERIAL POSSESSION?

My Stanley Cup rings.

WHAT'S YOUR POISON?

Ice cream.

WHO'S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR CELLPHONE?

Has to be Steve Yzerman.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU PUNCHED AND WHY?

Probably Malts (Detroit and Canadian teammate Kirk Maltby) because he said I'm the oldest guy on the team.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST UNPLEASANT CHARACTERISTIC?

Sometimes, believe it or not, I'm too competitive.

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

It was an informercial, the Silver Bullet -- that juicer thing. It was supposed to be for my protein shakes but it has never even come out of the box.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?

Hockey-wise, enjoy it and take it all in because it goes by fast. That is the truth.

WHAT REPAIRS COULD YOU PERFORM ON YOUR CAR?

Nothing.

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

Steaks on the barbecue.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT ON DVD?

24 with Kiefer Sutherland.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

Got to go back to ice cream.

WHERE DO YOU WANNA HOLIDAY?

Atlantis in the Bahamas.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

I'm not a concert guy but I'd say Bruce Springsteen.

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

A fireman. Those guys are unbelievable individuals.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN PEOPLE?

The ability to make those around them better people.

BOBBLEHEADS -- THEY'RE KINDA SILLY, AREN'T THEY?

Silly and I have one. I make it keep nodding.

DO YOU HAVE A PET?

No.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

Probably 2000 and 2002. The birth of my daughter and birth of my son.

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

Book. Right now I'm reading The DaVinci Code.

WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Not being a good father.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

Lots of things make me laugh. Being around my kids and seeing what they do always brings a smile on my face.

WHAT MOVIE MADE YOU TEARY-EYED?

When I was a kid, Old Yeller made me cry.

STRANGEST PIECE OF FAN MAIL?

There's been a lot. No joke, I had a man from Sweden claim to be my dad.

FUNNIEST THING DURING THE GAME?

We're in Carolina and Larry Murphy comes out on the ice with his skate guards on and absolutely goes down. At the time he was something like 43 or 44 years old and it took him a while to get back up.

ANY SUPERSTITIONS?

Game day, I have a lot. It's more of a routine. If it works, I stay with it and, if it doesn't, I change."

UGLIEST THING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

My wife won't let me. She does my shopping.

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

I could karaoke and it would be Summer Nights from Grease if I had a good partner.


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