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09-28-2012, 03:16 AM
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Buff's body type is that of an extremely doughy individual. He will never be chiseled or as defined as some of the other players. That said, 6 foot 5 and 265 pounds is a bit of a stretch for Buff.

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09-28-2012, 03:30 AM
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I think Buff ilustrates a phenomen that is noted sometimes and always get on the nerve/perplex fans.

That is of a guy living as a regular guy in a professional athleet's life.

A normal guy sets a bar in a wide range of cathegories in life and accomplish like 50% of it. What you want to do in school/at work; how to threat your health/workout; how you are against your partner/kids/friends/family; and so forth. A normal dude says in January that he is going to start to work out and keep it up until summer time, then hits the gym for 2 weeks, sits on the couch for 4 weeks because he got a cold, works out one time again, sits on the couch for 8 weeks, the hits the gym extremely hard for month then hits the beach, kind of. Buff is obviously a 50% guy in relation to what is expected from a NHLer in these areas.

The professional athleet is not expected to be a 50% guy in relation to the sport he is playing. I don't think many in the NHL can be characterized as 100%, but at least 90-95% or something like that. Because nobody can argue that its in any sense good for him to not keep up a health-regime for 12 month/year. And he would definitely be a better player if he did. And considering the money he makes, anything less than that is just not acceptable...

But, I don't think the phenomen it self is that odd. You only know the life you live. I don't think the players in the NHL are in the NHL to start with because they realize how fortunate they are and put in the work effort because of it, I think its because they where born that way. But some aren't, and in those cases you get what you get in Buff.

I think its very humble to take Buff for what he is and enjoy what you get so to speak. At the same time, I wouldn't spend much time defending him or get upset with people complaining on him...


well this little gem of wisdom will go over well with the "you can do whatever you want if you work hard enough" crowd in the US... I used to get crucified for saying that about performance in eduction when I lived there

He is being paid to keep in shape, but as long as he shows up on day 1 and performs to the level expected of his contract then really it is no ones business. I suppose it is natural to express concern, as I'm sure his coaches do, but the more and more often he comes back in shape the less of a concern it should be. Plus, I think that famous photo is definitely stretched, just look at how big the guy's hand looks on the right.

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09-28-2012, 03:54 AM
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No it doesn't.

And yeah, he's probably 6'2-3".
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09-28-2012, 04:01 AM
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Judge him as much as you want...

But he can probably skate rings around 99% of us...

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09-28-2012, 04:03 AM
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As long as his level of play doesn't drop significantly I don't see the problem.

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09-28-2012, 04:06 AM
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So he's going into hibernation during the lockout?

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09-28-2012, 04:29 AM
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Hah, only "fans" complain about Buff's weight. Buff seems to deal with it fine, his team deals with it fine and the coaches/staff seem to deal with it fine, at least towards public.

These threads are the Nelson/feelbad-threads of these forums.

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09-28-2012, 05:07 AM
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They guy is obviously an incredible athlete - one of the tops in the league for my money. For his size, he is incredibly agile and has excellent top end speed. And he hits like a dump truck. Its obviously important for hockey players to be in peak physical shape, but I honestly don't think it hurts his game to have that extra 20+ lbs on his body. It may actually help a bit.

Either way, you can't criticize a guy who is as valuable as he is. He just needs to work on that whole "defense" thing.

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09-28-2012, 06:12 AM
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As long as he's ready for the season, I would not care how fat or not fat he's in the summer time.

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09-28-2012, 06:24 AM
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"as long as I'm able to move and go"

lol, sounds like a pro athlete

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09-28-2012, 07:28 AM
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Guys being paid to be an athlete and be a pro meaning, he needs to keep his ass in shape. Why do people have a problem with this? nothing about his physique shows commitment to me personally. You would think an "athlete" would be determined to become even better not have Kyle Wellwood as their nutritionist.

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09-28-2012, 08:02 AM
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I don't care how fat he is. He doesn't let it affect his play.

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09-28-2012, 08:09 AM
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Really could care less about Buff's weight. Obviously he gets in shape for the same and it doesn't seem to affect him on the ice. Go worry about other things people.

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09-28-2012, 08:49 AM
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Guys being paid to be an athlete and be a pro meaning, he needs to keep his ass in shape. Why do people have a problem with this? nothing about his physique shows commitment to me personally. You would think an "athlete" would be determined to become even better not have Kyle Wellwood as their nutritionist.
Not at you in particular.....but I'll take Buff and his "unprofessional-ism" any day of the week. Along with almost every other team out there.

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09-28-2012, 09:33 AM
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Muscle weighs more than fat?
A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat.

But seriously, if you look at a pound of muscle side-by-side with a pound of fat, the fat takes up more volume or space. Muscle is denser than fat. A 265lb person with 40% fat will be larger than a 265lb person with 15% fat, all else being equal.

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09-28-2012, 09:34 AM
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No it doesn't.

And yeah, he's probably 6'2-3".
This is a scientific fact. Muscle weighs more then fat.

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09-28-2012, 09:52 AM
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Well technically something can't "weigh more" than something else.
But yes, muscle have a much higher density than fat.

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ďEvery year itís always the same stuff and somebody is always going to comment on something. For me, itís my weight. I sit and smile at it.
Probably because he can't stand and smile at it.

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Judge him as much as you want...

But he can probably skate rings around 99% of us...
It would probably be a pretty deep ring by the time he was done, too.

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Well technically something can't "weigh more" than something else.
Curious about this. Can you explain?

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To those saying, "I don't care as long as he performs..."

You do realize this will catch up with him, right?

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09-28-2012, 10:09 AM
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I don't understand how you guys say it's ok for him to be that way. As he will be aging, with the unhealthy lifestyle, I can guarantee you shedding that weight will be hard as ****. He's 27 now? That's pretty much the prime time for a man. I have a hard time to imagine him in the NHL at 33-35 if he doesn't start to be dedicated with his diet/training. He might be ok for now, but IMO it shouldn't take too long before his play gets affected by his conditioning.

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09-28-2012, 10:11 AM
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Buff needs to get in better shape. 265 pounds is way to much even if you are an athlete.

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Byfuglien is not 6'5".

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