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Q&A With Bozak & Gustavsson

by Mike Ulmer / Toronto Maple Leafs




What's the worst arena you have ever played in?
The rink for the Quesnel Millionaires of the British Columbia Hockey League.  It was called the vault. It was really small and there was only seating on one side.
Who was your favorite player growing up?
Pavel Bure. He was so exciting to watch. He was just the most exciting player.
Tell me about the closest call you have ever come to being seriously injured?
I think I've been pretty fortunate. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
When was the last time you played hockey outdoors?
Last Christmas. It was a blast. I got to play with all my friends. I did it all the time growing up in Saskatoon. I loved it.
Peanut butter. Smooth or crunchy and why?
Smooth or crunchy: Smooth. I don't like the taste of the chunks.
Who are the most important people in your life?
There are three: my mom, dad and brother. They supported me through my whole life.
Who was the subject of the last biography you read?
Steve Yzerman.
When you get old, would you prefer to be bald and thin or full-haired and fat?
I'd rather be bald. You can wear a hat.
How does your background reflect the person you are?
Saskatchewan people, they don't have a lot of entertainment options with just one sports team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in town. We work really hard and we're passionate about what we do.
What's the one quality about yourself you would fix.
On the ice, I wish I was stronger, I wish I was bigger and jacked. If I was in a job interview, I would say I work too hard.




 

What's the worst arena you have ever played in?
Zinkensdamm Arena. It's a small arena outside Stockholm. You have to walk outside for five minutes to get to the dressing room and then it's only cold water.
Who was your favorite player growing up?
Patrick Roy. Just a great goalie.
Tell me about the closest call you have ever come to being seriously injured?
I worked a couple of years ago delivering the mail. I was doing that when a big truck came towards me and I had to drive my car into the woods. I almost hit a tree but I wasn't hurt. I must have a guardian angel.
When was the last time you played hockey outdoors?
Four or five years ago, there was a rink very close to my house.
Peanut butter. Smooth or crunchy and why?
I can't say. In Sweden we don't eat much peanut butter. We eat ham and cheese instead.
Who are the most important people in your life?
My parents. They drove me everywhere and they liked and believed in what I was doing, even when I was a little kid.
Who was the subject of the last biography you read?
I read one on Pelle Lindbergh. It was a great book.
When you get old, would you prefer to be bald and thin or full-haired and fat?
Bald. Then I don't have to worry about doing my hair.
How does your background reflect the person you are?
Most Swedish guys are pretty calm and I'm pretty calm too. I would say if you see me, you see I'm calm, you know I from Sweden.
What's the one quality about yourself you would fix.
I forget things. That's something that could be better.

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