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09-19-2008, 02:50 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Originally Posted by
Blades 0f Steel
A bit too much honesty there, Georges.
Actually, it's really funny to hear stories about how out of shape some players can actually get, and still stay somewhat competitive. I'll never understand how an organization can invest all this time scouting and drafting a player, have him constantly show up to camp flabby and with little muscle mass, and not have their coaching staff tear him a new one(Wellwood anyone?).
One of the few times I've actually heard a team suspend someone for being overweight was when Tkachuk came back from the lockout looking like John Kruk.
Of course players should report in shape. They make enough money and they should be glad to have the opportunity. But if anyone is overstuffed, I'd prefer it to be a player who gets 5 minutes of ice time a game.
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