Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos had a "clean" MRI on his injured left shoulder, the team said, but still will skip this year's world championships. (...)
Despite the injury with which Stamkos played for almost a month, he became part of NHL history when he became just the 20th player to reach 60 goals in a season and only the second to do it in the past 15 seasons. His 97 points also are a career high.
Stamkos said he takes "a lot of pride" in the fact he has not missed a game due to injury. "That's why you work hard in the summer and take care of your body the best you can during the season," he said. "It's playing through stuff, sometimes, as well." (...)
Yeah, too bad Roberts works for the Stars during the season and doesn't spend his summers training all of our guys.
There's also a difference between off-season training and on-season training. I wouldn't think Roberts would be vastly superior in the off-season compared to the conditioning needs during the season, but you never know.
Maybe we can get Mike Marson?
After his hockey playing career ended in 1980 he studied Martial arts. Marson became a 5th degree black belt in the Japanese style of Shotokan, attaining the status of Master-Shihan. Marson has developed an off-ice martial arts training program for hockey players designed to improve timing, focus and confidence. Current NHL player Rick Nash is a student of the program.