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12-29-2012, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ForzaItalia View Post
I think it's his commitment more than anything. He seems cocky (which I like) but a lot of times for players like him the "bulb" has to go off. That point where you realize that skill alone will not cut it in the NHL. Training, diet, repetition etc is what comes next and I think he's getting that.
Agree 100% with this. Being a major league athlete takes some serious dedication. It's not just a 9-5 job. It's a 24/7 job. You get payed millions not just to show up to games. You get payed millions to eat properly, sleep properly, train properly, and then perform on the ice.

Hard work trumps talent 99 times out of 100.

Of course there are rare exceptions where an athlete has a terrible lifestyle, but still somehow performs amazingly. But this is extremely rare, and it doesn't seem like Nazem is one of these cases.

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