Miranda from Denver, Colorado asked:
If you could do anything after you retire from hockey, what would it be?
I would love to play professional poker for a living but my wife isn't a huge fan of the idea. I play quite a bit as it is, and full time in the off season, but being a rounder isn't an easy life for a family and I have probably put her through enough with hockey.
Mark from Bethesda, Maryland asked:
Don't take this the wrong way, but do you wish your wife worked during the season?
She works, it just isn't always 8-5 like most people. During the season she stays pretty busy with this blog and doing freelance writing for random clients. She also has her hands full with me and Linden. During the off season she works the job she had when we met, as a technical writer/consultant in the oil and gas industry.
Birgit from Nuremberg, Germany asked:
Do you follow how your former teams or teammates are doing?
Yeah, I keep up with my former teams and a number of my former teammates. Usually just the guys I was closest to. After ten years of pro hockey, it takes some time to check in on everyone.
Erik from San Jose, California asked:
How much of your routine has changed with the move to the Euro league?
The biggest change is that I don't really have a day to day routine this season. Practice is at a different time every day because ice in this city is hard to come by. So it's impossible to get into a routine. I might be able to take Linden to school Tuesday but I can't on Wednesday. I might be able to pick him up Thursday but I can't take him on Friday. That kind of thing. If I miss one thing about playing hockey in North America it is that practices were always at the same time, every day. My game day routine is the same. Pre-game skate, pre-game meal, a nap if I can fall asleep, and then off to the game. If I could change one thing, it would be the 8 pm games because they make for a really long day. I hate waiting around all day and into the evening and I don't get home until almost midnight.
This is funny. Erik, his routine is this: Wake up twenty minutes before he has to be at the rink. Ask where breakfast is. Eat breakfast. Turn computer on. Check poker schedule. Leave for practice. Practice. Coffee and lunch with his buddies. Home. Sign up for poker tournaments. Ask where dinner is. Play poker. Eat dinner. Play poker. Sleep.
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