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Offside With Marc Chouinard

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
There's enough talk about the tight Northwest division and power-plays so we decided to take the players away from the rink to find out a little more beyond the game. Go Offside with Marc Chouinard.

How big is your family?

I have two sisters, an older one, Melanie, who's 32 and a younger one, Melissa, who's 25.

What would your mom say is your most redeeming quality?

I'm authentic, I don't play a role. I am who I am and I don't change to impress anybody. If you like me, you like me and if you don't that's just too bad.

Who would play you in a movie?

Tom Cruise

What was your first job?

I did some painting back in Quebec when I was 17, in the summer. I hated it, it was horrible. The worst thing was the stairwells with the oil paint - there was no air, it was 35 degrees outside, it was awful. Headache and everything for two weeks.

Who would you want to be your partner on Dancing with the Stars?

Lisa Rina was really really good when she was on the show. Heidi Klum... or Brooke Burke would be good, but she just gave birth so maybe not. I would choose Heidi Klum.

Who on the team would you choose to be your partner on the Amazing Race?

Dany Sabou because he's my roommate and we get along really good, we're on the same page, same schedule and we like the same things, it would work out really well.

Do you collect anything?

TV series, I have a lot of series of everything. The Sopranos, 24, Lost, Grey's Anatomy.

What is your favourite TV show?

I really like the Sopranos... Grey's Anatomy, I really like that, I'd have to say that. Izzy's my favourite character, I think Katherine Heigl's the actress that plays her.

Do you have a Starbucks drink?

Caramel Macchiato. It's not the one I'll take on game day because it's quite a heavy thing to have in your stomach but on off days, certainly to walk around and enjoy the city a little bit. Starbucks in hand, it helps quite a bit when it's cold.

What is your oldest piece of equipment?

It used to be my shoulder pads, actually they're still in there, I've had them since I was 18 and I just changed them two weeks ago. They were getting a little worn out and stunk real bad.

What is one thing everyone should try once?

Jumping out of an airplane. I haven't done it yet but I look forward to doing it eventually.

What is something you won't eat?

Boudin noir, it's got pig's blood and they're called blood sausages. It's an old French tradition but I think that's just disgusting.

What do you like to cook?

Shepherd's pie. I love shepherd's pie, I could eat that everyday.

What kind of shoes are you wearing?

My bad black Aldo road shoes. I'm carrying my road shoes today because there are no laces, they're in and out. With the security and the customs now at the airport and when I get on the airplane, it's just easier.
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