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Got a minute? Chris Dingman

By JOANNE KORTH
Published May 29, 2004


Lightning page
John Romano: Permission to speak
A city of flames
Richards still hot, humble
Can't wait to get on the road again
Fans fueling Flames
Got a minute? Chris Dingman
Sutter targets Leopold
Police find a few scalping suspects
STANLEY CUP FINALS AT A GLANCE:
Click on each score for the main story from each game
Best-of-7
(Lightning wins series 4-3)
Tuesday [5/25]: Calgary 4, Tampa Bay 1
Thursday [5/27]: Tampa Bay 4, Calgary 1
Saturday [5/29]: Calgary 3, Tampa Bay 0
Monday [5/31]: Tampa Bay 1, Calgary 0

QUESTION: What was your first car?

DINGMAN: My first car was a Mazda truck, a little blue Mazda B2000, two seater. It was like an '85 or something and I got it in '93. It was in good shape for what it was, one of those low, long boxes. It had a CD player in it, so I was pretty happy with that.

QUESTION: Did you pay for it yourself?

DINGMAN: My parents and I had a deal. It was supposed to be half and half, but at the time I was making about 50 bucks a week. I had a job in the summer that I put toward some of the truck, but I definitely didn't keep up my end of the bargain.

QUESTION: What was the summer job?

DINGMAN: That summer I was pumping gas at Petro-Canada. Thank God for hockey. I might be doing that again next year though if we don't get a deal worked out (for a new labor contract).

QUESTION: Do you still have the truck?

DINGMAN: No, that's long gone. I'm three trucks down the road now. I upgraded two more times.

QUESTION: What's in your CD player now?

DINGMAN: I've got a changer and I like to mix CDs, but I've got Staind in there, the Lostprophets, Jackass the movie soundtrack, that's got some pretty good songs on it.

[Last modified May 29, 2004, 01:00:33]

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