February 21, 2012

From NEHJ: Hangin' Out With ... Dan Paille

By Jesse Connolly

What other sports did you play as a kid? 

“I played baseball and soccer.” 

Who’s the hardest goalie to beat in the NHL?

“That’s tough. I think Timmy (Thomas) is definitely one of them.”

Who’s the fastest player you’ve ever gone up against?

“Michael Grabner is very fast.”

Who’s the last player you’d want to lay a big hit on you?

“Shea Weber is a tough guy.”

If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?


If your luggage was lost, what would you miss the most?

“My laptop.”

Do you have any pets?

“I have one dog.”

What was the worst course you had to take in school?

“I hated science.”

If forced to do karaoke, what song would you pick?

“Something upbeat, I guess. Probably something by the Foo Fighters.”

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

“I’ll go with Batman."



Movie: “Old School”

TV show: “Dexter”

Band/artist: Dave Matthews Band

Magazine: “I read a lot of Maxim.”

Road city: “It used to be Boston, but now I think Washington is a nice, comfortable city with good restaurants.”

NHL player growing up: Steve Yzerman

Restaurant: “In Tampa, Bern’s Steakhouse.”

Hobby/activity: “I really like to walk around the city.”

Store: The Apple Store



Pizza or Chinese food: Pizza

“The Office” or “Mad Men”: “I like both, but I’ll go with ‘Mad Men.’”

“Star Wars” or “Star Trek”: “Star Wars”

Letterman, Leno or Conan: Letterman

Day games or night games: Day games



Skates: Bauer

Gloves: Bauer

Stick: Warrior

Helmet: CCM

This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of New England Hockey Journal.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com