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01-20-2012, 03:53 PM
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Worst physical shape in Hockey

What I'm asking you is to name the fattest player you've ever seen playing an NHL game.

And no, not the Brodeur or Wellwood - type. I'm talking about guys that look like they can't even run a minute without collapsing.

I've seen some of those in the NBA and MLB - what about the NHL?

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I remember I had a Vladimir Krutov card from when he was with the Canucks and he looked like a total butterball in his headshot on the back

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I remember I had a Vladimir Krutov card from when he was with the Canucks and he looked like a total butterball in his headshot on the back

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Can't find any information on his weight, but Ken "Tubby" McAuley would seem like a candidate based on his nickname alone. Unless there is an ulterior reason for the name.

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I don't think he ever played in the NHL but the Russian goalie at the WJC a few years back - Medvedev - was terribly out of shape and somehow the Russians won gold twice under him.

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There was a guy who plated briefly for Boston in the 50's named Buddy Boone. Short and wide.

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There was a guy who plated briefly for Boston in the 50's named Buddy Boone. Short and wide.

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The only weight I can find for him is 158. I mean he's only 5-7, but still that's not very heavy unless he had 0 frame and muscle.

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I don't think he ever played in the NHL but the Russian goalie at the WJC a few years back - Medvedev - was terribly out of shape and somehow the Russians won gold twice under him.
6"1 249lbs.

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Concur with Big Phil regarding Medvedev.

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wasn't there a 300 lb goalie who was a one-game wonder in the 1920s? I know I read it in a book, but any info on 300 lb goalies on google usually results in strength training....and Martin Brodeur.

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The only weight I can find for him is 158. I mean he's only 5-7, but still that's not very heavy unless he had 0 frame and muscle.
I am going on memory here but I don't believe that height & weight. He was shorter and much heavier.

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Turk Broda.

How old does he look there?

He only played until he was 37 or 38 years old.. dude looks like he is 50 easy!

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I don't think he ever played in the NHL but the Russian goalie at the WJC a few years back - Medvedev - was terribly out of shape and somehow the Russians won gold twice under him.
I couldn't believe a teenage athete would be in such terrible shape:





His lack of conditioning likely cost him a shot a good pro hockey career. The natural talent was there, but his conditioning was beyond terrible. He was out of hockey at 22 years old.

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His lack of conditioning likely cost him a shot a good pro hockey career. The natural talent was there, but his conditioning was beyond terrible. He was out of hockey at 22 years old.
Slightly offtopic, but it goes deeper than that: his coaches said that he had a thyroid gland disease and could actually succeed even while being overweight. But he was very immature (again, I think this was partly due to disease) and was so upset with the fact he wasn't getting enough chances that he quit hockey. They were good friends with Kovalchuk, I.Grigorenko and Knyazev. Sad story.

But yes, I don't think I remember a player that was in sumo shape and was such a successful player (U18, 2xU20 champion).

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I couldn't believe a teenage athete would be in such terrible shape:





His lack of conditioning likely cost him a shot a good pro hockey career. The natural talent was there, but his conditioning was beyond terrible. He was out of hockey at 22 years old.
"Conditioning not up to pro standards - more like couch standards ." (Eric Duhatschek, The Hockey News Future Watch 2002)

http://www.hockeygoalies.org/bio/medvedev.html

EliteProspects.com is listing him as 6' 1", 249
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=9565

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Keith Tkachuk looked pretty bad after the lockout.


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Keith Tkachuk looked pretty bad after the lockout.

You do know that's a photoshop....oh wait, that's Tkachuk? Nevermind. That one is legit.

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Slightly offtopic, but it goes deeper than that: his coaches said that he had a thyroid gland disease and could actually succeed even while being overweight. But he was very immature (again, I think this was partly due to disease) and was so upset with the fact he wasn't getting enough chances that he quit hockey. They were good friends with Kovalchuk, I.Grigorenko and Knyazev. Sad story.

But yes, I don't think I remember a player that was in sumo shape and was such a successful player (U18, 2xU20 champion).
Bobby Clarke played his whole career as a diabetic, which is probably much more debilitating to a hockey player.

There are Thryroid treatments available. Why wife, after having three children has developd a Thryroid condition, and she has managed to stay slim by taking her pills, watching her diet and going to the gym. Not sure how serious his case was, but one has to wonder how dedicated Medvedev was to having a successfull career. Too many temptations I guess in the hockey world.

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Keith Tkachuk looked pretty bad after the lockout.


8 months after retirement.

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