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09-26-2011, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by sobrien View Post
Again, these are things he can accomplish easier with an NHL team, rather than sending him back to the Q to dominate 15, 16, and 17 year olds. With the Flyers, he'll have ++ rinks, ++ equipment, ++ gyms, ++ coaches, ++ trainers, and ++ nutrionists. He could be 215 lbs of muscle by November.
I think you're overrating the ability for these athletes to train during the season. I've never heard of players adding size DURING the season (unless you're a fatty like Byfuglien who can't keep weight off). You act as if he's going to be spending every morning and every offday with Gary Roberts doing crazy exercises and following a nutrionist around.

The offseason is when players transform their bodies. The season is when they maintain it, and recover from the grueling marathan that is a season. Yes they'll spend plenty of time in the gym, but nobody is going to be killing themselves in the weightroom mid-season, because their bodies can't handle that.

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