Is Laviolette working these guys to death in practice?
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12-22-2009, 02:00 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
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I don't buy that every team in the league is in better shape than the Flyers. They're losing battles because they care less, not because their physical tools are deficient.
They are professional athletes who have been on strict work out and practice routines throughout their careers since junior/college/developmental leagues/etc. or earlier. You said you can't make the NHL if you're lazy unless you have rare talent; you also can't last in the NHL if you can't keep pace with the rest of the league.
I dunno, we can agree to disagree here, but just keep in mind that these guys certainly didn't have to skate or work a lot under Stevens, so why are they going to be in great shape like everyone else? I think they're in good shape, but I think other teams practice a lot harder, Pronger has specifically mentioned several times that we don't practice hard (this was when Stevens was still coach).
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