Who's the best pregame DJ in the room?

It's usually Carcillo, [Jamal] Mayers, Emery and Toews … but Toews' iPod isn't very good.

What's on his iPod?

Uh, they're all pretty similar to be honest with you. Everyone kind of has the same tunes.

Is there a lot of dance music?

Yeah, a lot of dance and like, techno, and stuff you'd kind of hear at the club.

Does that actually work?

Yeah, it gets everyone pumped up a little bit. There are certain songs you'll hear that get you pumped up a little bit more than others, but I guess that's the thing these days.



Who gets you fired up most as a pregame DJ in here?

It's probably Dan Carcillo because he doesn't have just one genre. He kind of mixes in everything. He tries to please everyone. You can't like all of his songs, but sooner or later he's going to play something that you like.

What gets you going?

I'm more of a rock guy. I like Pearl Jam. That's my favorite band. I like some of the not-so-heavy rock, but just kind of like … rock and roll. Gets me fired up.

There's house music being played in here, isn't there?

That's when you know you're a little old, when these kids come in and they want to listen to techno and dance music. I feel like it's a Saturday night at the club. A lot of the Europeans and some of the younger guys, that seems to be a big hit with that crowd. I'm kind of dating myself with the rock-and-roll. I don't know. Maybe I'm crazy, but I like a guitar and a drum and a bass rather than listening to a computer play music to me.

What's your favorite from Pearl Jam?

"Alive" is my all-time favorite song. I started listening to music maybe [in the] early '90s. My generation was like, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, they burst onto the scene and kind of changed things. That's what I grew up with and that's what I kind of find myself listening to even to this day. You can't go wrong with Pearl Jam, though. I was just a little punk kid when I started listening to them. My parents would get mad at me because I would try to dress like, grunge, and they couldn't quite figure out what I was doing.



As a goalie, do you listen to music before games or do you need to be sequestered in a dark room?

Yeah, I enjoy music. I listen to whatever's playing in the room, pretty much. The guys throw on some good stuff, some good jams. It gets you going. There's some dance music or some hip-hop, rap … whatever. I usually listen to Octane in my car.

Bickell says during the points streak, you guys listened to a song from the movie "Project X" before games.

I think it was called "The Pursuit of Happiness" by Kid Cudi. … I wish we played more hard rock. Car Bomb [Carcillo] likes to play the rock. I enjoy when his iPod's on. He likes to mix a little rock in there for the boys. He's good. He likes to please everyone. Great DJ.

Brian Hedger is a RedEye special contributor. @brianhedger

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