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08-20-2011, 05:04 PM
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Globe&Mail: Brayden Schenn the latest NHLer on Gary Roberts program

FYI, someone's working out all summer....

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle2123053/

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Last season was a bit of a tough introduction to the NHL for Brayden Schenn.

The fifth overall pick in 2009 was bounced around a bit by the Los Angeles Kings, who put him into eight NHL games but, not wanting to burn a year of his contract, also had him on a conditioning stint in the minors - an extreme rarity for a 19-year-old prospect.

On June 23, he was shipped to the Philadelphia Flyers with Wayne Simmonds and a second-round pick for Mike Richards, ending what had been a frustrating couple of years in the Kings organization.

Now he's considered one of the potential Calder Trophy candidates for the coming year.

Schenn has been in Toronto recently to work with Gary Roberts and take part in the NHLPA's all-Canadian mentorship camp [ http://allstate.all-canadians.com/Default ]. I sat down with him briefly to talk about his summer and next season:

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Q. Have you been in Toronto with him all summer?

BS: I spent a little over a month at the beginning of the summer [in Toronto], then I went to Kelowna with my brother for a bit, then I’m back home [in Saskatoon] for a bit, too. I’ve kind of pinballed all over the place but at the same time I’m still doing Gary’s program. I enjoy doing it. He teaches me great stuff and the most important thing is I’m feeling good about it.

I had an MCL problem at the end of the year and I just wanted to get treatment and rehab that and he did a good job and it’s feeling good.
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There is a related article that's pretty good. It's about Luke Schenn working our with Shea Weber all summer, but Brayden was there with them, so it's a good read:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle2120355/


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Really good article and good to know he's been stepping up his training for this coming season.

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Well he's starting off on the right foot at least. He just needs to improve his skating stride. He has all the other tools to be a natural point scoring machine.

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Good stuff.

This guy is going to be good.

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Schenn for the Calder!! Would be so awesome!

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I'm curious, is Schenn more of a wrist shot or slap shot kind of player?

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I'm curious, is Schenn more of a wrist shot or slap shot kind of player?
+1 on this..... in addition Gary seems to get the best out players. Just a great list of those on this program and hopefully Schenn is just the next in that progression. The kid seems to have a great head/focus and hopefully we're in for a treat.

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Man oh man do I miss the slapshot. Seems to have faded somewhat since days of old...


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The picture doesn't do it justice, but I met him after the prospect scrimmage and he's pretty jacked for a 19 year old. And his shirt is nuts, don't get dizzy.


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TSNs James Duthie wrote a piece about that camp last summer: http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/james_duthie/?id=335457

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The Flyers should hire Gary Roberts as a fitness coach and pay the man whatever he wants.

I'm getting really excited about Schenn.

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The Flyers should hire Gary Roberts as a fitness coach and pay the man whatever he wants.

I'm getting really excited about Schenn.
I don't think it would work out. He just seems like a great pre-season kinda guy. Anything that gets us rid of mccrossin though is a plus in my book. There's no way a team should have the injuries that it does.

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I don't think it would work out. He just seems like a great pre-season kinda guy. Anything that gets us rid of mccrossin though is a plus in my book. There's no way a team should have the injuries that it does.
We were in the middle of the league by man-games lost, the only player who missed significant time last season was Pronger. Weighed by caphit we've been at the bottom, we weren't injury-plagued. [Details]

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We were in the middle of the league by man-games lost, the only player who missed significant time last season was Pronger. Weighed by caphit we've been at the bottom, we weren't injury-plagued. [Details]
And if you write off Pronger's broken hand to a blocked shot, it's not like injuries we did have were McCrossin's fault in any stretch.

Everyone tries to blame him, as if the team doctors don't have actual final say in what's going on.

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And if you write off Pronger's broken hand to a blocked shot, it's not like injuries we did have were McCrossin's fault in any stretch.

Everyone tries to blame him, as if the team doctors don't have actual final say in what's going on.
And his broken foot in December. We've actually been VERY lucky with injuries the past 2 seasons.

There is no way Roberts is going to sign with any one team, he has his own clientele and is in demand by a lot of players throughout the league.

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We were in the middle of the league by man-games lost, the only player who missed significant time last season was Pronger. Weighed by caphit we've been at the bottom, we weren't injury-plagued. [Details]
just the three seasons prior when every other player seemed to go down with sum sort of muscular stretch, pull or tear.

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Not sure McDonald's corp is happy about Brayden's lack of endorsement but looks like the camp supersized him. Hopefully Jr also benefits from his offseason camp as well as Voracek. Nice to see the commitment from our future core.....

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just the three seasons prior when every other player seemed to go down with sum sort of muscular stretch, pull or tear.
2008/2009 Injured players by team




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Groin, most of them, Briere 08/09, Parent, Emery and Gagne 09/10 missed significant time with groin injuries.

But, if you take out the LTIR players (Rathje and Hatcher), we're still at worst in the middle of the league.

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Don't forget that Lavy has these guys in better shape than they were under Stevens. The first thing that Lavy said when he got here was that the players weren't in shape to play his system. We had 14 guys play 75 games, and it would be even better if Briere didn't get suspended, and JVR wasn't sat for 3 games. Our worst injury was Bartulis. Last year we had 5 defensemen play at least 81 games, and the year before, 4 defensemen played at least 80. Either one is remarkable for one year, we did it for two.

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Groin, most of them, Briere 08/09, Parent, Emery and Gagne 09/10 missed significant time with groin injuries.

But, if you take out the LTIR players (Rathje and Hatcher), we're still at worst in the middle of the league.
It was the type of injuries that always bugged me though. The groin injuries shouldn't of happened that regularly. They generally occur when the muscles aren't stretched properly.

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It was the type of injuries that always bugged me though. The groin injuries shouldn't of happened that regularly. They generally occur when the muscles aren't stretched properly.
They can also occur if players don't evenly exercise the various muscles. For instance, if someone does nothing but squats and ignores the hip flexor that can easily cause an issue. Possible example: Timonen.

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Groin, most of them, Briere 08/09, Parent, Emery and Gagne 09/10 missed significant time with groin injuries.

But, if you take out the LTIR players (Rathje and Hatcher), we're still at worst in the middle of the league.
You really can't blame Emery's issue on him, unfortunately due to the lack of nerves centered in the hip, issues involving it usually manifest in other areas like the groin, meaning any amount of stretching wouldn't have helped.

It is also still hotly debated as to whether traditional stretching actually hurts performance. When it comes down to it, I think the interesting things that we overlook are the slushie machine that he uses to refresh players with certain deficiencies during the game. How many other teams in the NHL have a guy who takes to time to come up with unique solutions to better the team's conditioning and performance.

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