Agreed too, but again, these are professional players. If they need to be "scammed", "advised", "coerced" into staying in the utmost shape for your NHL career, then that's a problem.
You're talking about Motivation. Which should be absolutely paramount on a team trying to prove themselves, much less a professional athlete. That's also red flags if not rectified.
Case in point, after watching Behind the B (Boston Bruins version of Oil Change), the management brass describes Tyler Seguin as not playing, or buying into their system, not working on the things they asked him 3 years ago, and "babysitting".
I just want to see him talk about motivating the players to play harder. That's a true leader. Too much of this fitness crap right now. Let's see how hard Hemsky forechecks, let's see how hard our defenceman run a guy on the boards, let's see Ryan Jones actually finishing a bodycheck that isn't a light rub.
Isn't that part and parcel with being in top shape physically though. Just because they're pros doesn't mean they need an extra push in certain area's. Especially this team.
Because by the time Hall is at the opponents net, Smyth will still be skating out of his defensive zone.
I chuckled too. But I thought about it and it's more than likely Hall being worried about being too much in the play and not being able to get back. Smyth as a vet might just giving Hall some positive comments so he doesn't worry about it.
I say this because everytime Hall is interviewed he keeps saying he's not worried he is just going to do his thing. But for the amount he uses the word worried, it has be worried that he is actually worried about something.