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Rangers sign Troy Donnay to ELC (3 years, $2.15M, $717k AAV)
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08-05-2013, 07:07 AM
Can't Beat Him
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That's true, but in sports, especially contact sports, its the not being able to achieve hypertrophy (muscle growth, and the strength development that comes with it) can be the death knell for some athletes.
The lack of physical development is a big reason why a kid like Zach Hammil tears up juniors, but can't play with men.
You're right. He IS underweight from what we'd expect out of a professional hockey player. However, reading some of the comments here you'd think the kid was emaciated and on his death bed.
I doubt that the team would have extended Donnay an ELC unless they were somewhat confident that he could put on the weight to succeed at the professional level. And honestly, that's not going to be the 50 pounds that some are looking for. If he's 195 now, it's unlikely that he's ever going to weigh in at more than 210 or so. And I think that will be fine.
It's just pain.
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