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03-09-2007, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Davisian View Post
I appreciate the rest of the info, but this bit had me going "Huh?"
Yeah, if he had not gotten help with his skating I don't even think he would be contributing much in the AHL, especially not with the speed in the game today.

Renney have put togther the best off-ice coaches outthere to develop our kids in the summer camps. There is a legendary skatingcoach from Russia, one Swede that I've heard of in other situations thats a specialist on abs, he have become pretty famous and many others.

Working off ice during the summers can't be underestimated when it comes to developing a young hockeyplayer, probably atleast 50% these days. I seriously belives that, 50% pure talent 50% work off ice. Hockey is a extremely demanding sports in terms of strength.

And the best way to work out is defenitly not to just hit the gym and improve your results in terms of max weights. This is not something a young kid can figure out for himself, and its not something that you can do good enough. The better its done the better the results will be.

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