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04-22-2013, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DonthaveaCOWEN View Post
Turris: I know they mentioned that he spent the whole summer last year training on his strength but I'm sure at this point that he only trained upper body and missed "leg day". He simply cannot stay on his feet. It can't be done. Up till now its felt sorry for him and buying the excuse that "he's getting so many chances but just can't finish." Well the reason he just can't finish is cause he gets out muscled every time.
I'm not familiar with all the hockey-specific strength training techniques, but it seems he could use a good core body strength regimen. There are a lot of successful players in the league with slighter frames and strong core body strength. Never ceases to amaze me how a smaller guy like Datsyuk (listed as 5lb heavier than Turris) can be so strong on his skates even with bigger defenders leaning on him.

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