MONTREAL - Shortly after the 2018-19 campaign came to a close, we caught up with forward Nate Thompson to learn more about his likes in a variety of different categories.
ONE RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD PEOPLE MUST TRY
It would probably be Madeo in Beverly Hills. It's a pretty good Italian spot. The authenticity of the food is great. If you go, you have to try the chicken parmesan. That's the best way to go.
ONE CAR PEOPLE MUST DRIVE
I'm not a huge car guy, but I would say a '68 Camaro is a good choice. I've driven one before in California, and it was pretty fun. Old school muscle cars are just fun to drive. You just have to love the power of it and the feel of it.
ONE TV SHOW PEOPLE MUST WATCH
Game of Thrones is the best show of all time, hands down. Anybody that watches it would know why.
ONE MOVIE PEOPLE MUST WATCH
A River Runs Through It. The fly fishing part of it really intrigues me. I grew up fly fishing, and I think the calmness of the narration of Robert Redford makes it a classic.
ONE ALBUM PEOPLE MUST ADD TO THEIR COLLECTION
Ten by Pearl Jam. It's my favorite band and that first album has so many classic songs and so many hits. You look at Pearl Jam's Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits, and most of that first album is on there. "Given to Fly" is my favorite Peal Jam song, though. That's on the Yield album.
ONE BRAND OF CLOTHING PEOPLE MUST WEAR
I wear a lot of Zanerobe stuff. It's just really comfortable and fits well. For hockey guys, clothing can be tough, so that's probably why I enjoy it so much.
ONE ACTIVITY PEOPLE MUST TRY
Fly fishing. I've been doing it since I was really young, almost from when I was a toddler. Obviously it's very enjoyable to catch fish, but sometimes just being out there on the river with the motion of the water is so relaxing. It's like pure bliss. It's very calming for me.
ONE BOOK PEOPLE MUST READ
I really enjoyed Legacy, which is about the All Blacks of New Zealand. I also enjoyed Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler. He talks about Navy SEAL David Goggins, whom he hires to live with him for 31 days. It kind of changes his whole outlook on life. It's pretty good, and it's funny too. I love the mentality of Navy SEALs and the way they train. A friend of mine is a SEAL team member, so it just really fascinates me. The exclusiveness of it and just how hard it is for them to make it is so unique. There's no mediocre attitude with those guys.
ONE EXOTIC FOOD PEOPLE MUST TRY
My mom's side of the family, they're all from Trinidad. Roti is a big thing. I grew up eating that. It was kind of our exotic food. I usually do the curry and chicken. It's pretty damn good.