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Ask a Player: B.J. Crombeen

Saturday, 01.03.2009 / 6:54 PM / St Louis Blues - Features
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Ask a Player: B.J. Crombeen
B.J. Crombeen fought Travis Moen after the opening face off in his Blues' debut on Nov. 21 (Photo by Mark Buckner).
In December, stlouisblues.com gave fans a chance to submit questions for Blues foward B.J. Crombeen, whose father, Mike, played for the Blues from 1978-83. After receiving hundreds of questions, we selected 10 that summed up what most fans were asking and gave them to B.J. to answer.

His responses are below. If your question was not answered, keep an eye on stlouisblues.com in the future for more Ask a Player features.


1. Who or what has been the greatest influence for you in your career?
– Mary Hanson, West St. Paul, MN

A:
I’d probably have to say my dad. He’s always been there to encourage me and support me growing up and still does today.


2. What was it like to drop the gloves in your first game, on your first shift and be declared the winner by hockeyfights.com?
– Curt Chaplin, Cedar Hill, MO

A: I guess that was a good way to start things off. I was trying to set the tone, I knew it was going to be a physical game. Just wanted to let them know if they were going to come to our building, they weren’t going to be able to push us around.


3. Do you feel the move to St. Louis has given you a better chance to play at your potential?
– Joshua Barrett, Manchester, MO

A: Yeah. Obviously I’ve been given a bit more of an opportunity here, and that’s a big plus. Just trying to take advantage of it and help the team win.


4. What did your father think of your hat trick against Nashville?
– Kenneth Buecker, Belleville, IL

A: He was pretty happy for me. I don’t think he ever got the chance to get one in the NHL, so he was pretty excited and he gave me a congratulations.


5. What was it like playing your first game as a Blue?
– Aaron Burke, St. Louis, MO

A:
It was pretty exciting. Obviously with my dad playing here and being able to come here and play after him and then getting a second opportunity to play in the National Hockey League…I was pretty amped up.


6. How are you liking your new team and town?

– Dan Brodnik, St. Charles MO

A: It’s great so far. I’ve said before, the teammates are all great guys. Everyone comes and works hard every day. I haven’t had too much of a chance to see much of a town, but it seems great and it seems like we’ve got great fan support. It’s a lot of fun.


7. I’ve had diabetes since I was six, so it was interesting to hear that a Blues player shares my experience. What do you do if your blood-sugar level starts to drop during a game when you are on the ice?
– Brad Visintin, Gillespie, IL

A: There’s always Gatorade and power bars around the bench. I usually keep a pretty close eye on it. If it’s low, I grab a Gatorade and a powerbar.


8. What’s the best thing about playing in the NHL?
– Kristin J., Kansas City, MO

A: It’s your childhood dream. That’s what I’ve been working for since I was a little kid. It’s what I strive for, I’ve worked so hard to get here. It’s like a dream come true.


9. What’s your favorite insult that you’ve said or heard on ice?
– Chelsea Lynn, Dallas, TX

A: That’s a tough one. You hear so many, you get chirped for everything from your looks…to, well I’ve been chirped at for pretty much everything, so I can’t narrow it down to one.


10. You’re scoring goals, starting fights and you’re a forechecking machine. What do you see as your main role on this team and how do you approach each game?
– Jeff Stiebel, Cape Girardeau, MO

A: I just try to be the responsible two-way forward. I mean, I like to chip in as much as I can with the offense, but I don’t think that’s my role on the team. I play to play a physical, forechecking game, create energy and not get scored against.

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