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With Simon Gagné, Flyers LW

Posted: Tuesday February 6, 2007 12:43PM; Updated: Tuesday February 6, 2007 12:43PM
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Simon Gagne, Flyers LW.
Simon Gagne, Flyers LW.
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What was your welcome-to-the-NHL moment?

My first preseason game in Washington [in 1999]. The first shift I was next to [6'3", 220-pound enforcer] Chris Simon. That big guy next to me. I remember that more than my first real NHL game.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Dislocating my shoulder my second year. I got into a fight behind the net with [Tampa Bay's] Andrei Zyuzin. I tried to get him with some punches, and my shoulder went out. When I think about it now, that was pretty funny.

If I were commissioner for a day I would ...

have a private [meeting] with the referees about not being influenced by what teams are playing, who is on the ice, what general manager is watching, where the game is.

If I weren't playing hockey, I'd ...

My father was a policeman [in Quebec]. I grew up with that, [so] that's something I would maybe try to do.


Gagné, 26, the Flyers' lone All-Star, had a goal in a win over Atlanta to give him a team-high 38 points.


The Flyers are to host Detroit on Monday. Gagné had two goals in the teams' last meeting, a year ago.