AFTER THEstylized Hurricanes flag on each side and a 3-D image of the team logo on thefront, things get personal. On the rear of Ward's helmet, along with his number30, is a small cross and the name frank ward, his grandfather, who died lastyear while Cam was in the AHL playoffs. "I tried to not get too crazy,"says Ward, a devout Baptist who prays before each game. "Just a couple ofthings that are important to me."
May 28, 2006
BRYZGALOV ALWAYShas a three-duck night. "On my mask I have Daffy Duck (above) because he isa funny duck and I'm a funny guy. I have Darkwing Duck [of the early 1990scartoon series], who is a hero. I want to be a hero. And there's ScroogeMcDuck. He's rich. I want to be rich," says Bryzgalov, who earned $456,000this season. The rookie designed the mask himself, complete with a flag of hisnative Russia on the back and his nickname-surprise! It's Bryz-on the chin.
HE'S LIVING thehigh life now-a 9-3 playoff record through Sunday-so it's fitting that he hasmiller time written on the back of his mask. The 25-year-old also has a lizardto signify, he says, a creature that doesn't think, just acts. And in tributeto his cousin Matt Schoals, 16, who has leukemia (in remission), Miller hasmatt man below a bulldog (Matt wants one). The dog is wearing a hat and sweaterfrom Miller's alma mater, Michigan State.
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|Larry Bird||Hawaii||American Idol||No song in my head||Sing||German food (bratwurst, left)|
|WILLIE RANDOLPH Mets Manager||Jeffrey Osborne||San Diego||Sopranos (above)||Ain't No Stopping Us Now||Cook||Liver|
|KARA LAWSON Monarchs G||My dad, William||Capetown, South Africa||24||Something More (Sugarland)||Sing or dance||Liver|
|Brandon Lyon (D-Backs pitcher)||Vegas||Grey's Anatomy||Dani California (Red Hot Chili Peppers, left)||Play the guitar||Cabbage|