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PLAYER JOURNAL: MATHIEU GARON

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Each Monday during the month of March, Kings goalie Mathieu Garon will post his journal of thoughts on the weeks upcoming and past events. Be sure to check out each entry.


Mathieu Garon Journal Entry Four | Entry Three | Entry Two | Entry One
Mar. 27, 2006

I've been able to be successful as a goalie because of my legs. I'm lucky because I'm quick and I can stretch a lot. I have good agility with my legs. I think it's been the best part of my game throughout my career. I'm just trying to build everything around my legs. That's how I've been playing this year.

I'm sure I was born like this?¢?Ǩ¬¶very flexible. I remember stretching a lot when I was young and my father helped me with that. My arms, like my legs, are very flexible. I think I was born to be a goalie.

My parents were in town last week. It was good to see them because at Christmas time, we didn't get time to go there (Quebec) and during the Olympic break I wanted to rest so I just stayed around here. It's always good to have family around. There was so much for them to do in this city. I know they are already looking forward to coming back.

I really enjoy the weather here. I sometimes catch myself thinking about home and how much snow must be piled up there. I never really ever liked snow and ice and I'm just really enjoying the way it is out here. I think I'm really lucky to be here.

I haven't taken up surfing yet, but I love going to the beach for walks with my son. He loves the beach. He and I go at least once a week. He and my wife go to the beach almost every day. Charles-Edouard is always discovering new things. The ocean breeze is what I like best. It calms me down, especially when we're dealing with the pressure of a playoff race.

My wife also enjoys it out here, although it's been a bit of an adjustment for her after watching me play close to home for several years. Being so far away from our families was tough for her at first, but she's adjusted well. She now calls this place home.

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