The off-season fattie thread.

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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby SKYO » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:36 am

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Re: The ofseason fattie thread.

Postby Meds » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:10 pm

ukcanuck wrote:
Potatoe1 wrote:
ukcanuck wrote:That would be work 10 hours a day not workout ten hours a day.



If you define work as golfing, fishing, pounding beers and eating ice cream then yeah I would say Fugly and Ballard have been working 10 hours a day this summer.


The point was that some were trying to pass off the life of a Professional athlete as some kind of jolly jolly where the days were filled with a light skate on games days and fucking cake the rest of the time. I was merely pointed out that to be good at anything takes a lot of work. There have been studies that it takes 10,000 hours or more to master a skill and in fact one book on the subject even used Canadian hockey players as an example on the hours it takes to gain the skills to play the game. you do the math if a player is drafted at 19 how many hours a day does he have to put in to acquire the 10 grand necessary? 5 hours a day for 5 years ?


Well UK, when you consider that most NHL players get drafted at around 19 years old and then proceed to take another 10 years to actually hit their peak, that changes the equation. Many of these guys that truly master the game start playing between the ages of 5 and 7. So by the time they are drafted they have already been playing for 12+ years. When you also consider the studies that have proven that children adapt, learn, and become proficient at tasks, language, and activities, at an accelerated rate, then it could be argued that they have a head start on that 10,000 hours. Now, move ahead to when these players hit their late 20's. I rounded it all to nearest 5's for my quick "math".

Let's take Sidney Crosby as an example here as he is quite arguable the best player in the NHL. He's 25 years old. According to biographical information on him he started playing hockey in his basement at 2 years old and was skating at 3. So he has been playing hockey for 22 years. By that token he has had to put in an average of 1.25 hours a day to get to where he is at right now.

Just food for thought. ;)
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Re: The ofseason fattie thread.

Postby ukcanuck » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:22 pm

Meds wrote:
Let's take Sidney Crosby as an example here as he is quite arguable the best player in the NHL. He's 25 years old. According to biographical information on him he started playing hockey in his basement at 2 years old and was skating at 3. So he has been playing hockey for 22 years. By that token he has had to put in an average of 1.25 hours a day to get to where he is at right now.

Just food for thought. ;)

lol Damn I waste that much time a day doing nothing... I could a been a NHL star.

I guess given enough time anything is possible :)
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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby ClamRussel » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:35 am

I hardly see the problem w/ Ballard's fitness in that one photo anyways....not like he looks like Wellwood or anything.

You really want to piss off this guy Pot?

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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:41 am

Hmmm... Kassian lookin large (pictures from the Chicago-Rockford game Oct 3):

http://chrisjerina.smugmug.com/Hockey/AHL-2012-13/2012-October-3-Rockford-at/25737821_W4pFJn#!i=2128250481&k=fZwvTbW

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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:10 am

Southern_Canuck wrote:Hmmm... Kassian lookin large (pictures from the Chicago-Rockford game Oct 3):

http://chrisjerina.smugmug.com/Hockey/AHL-2012-13/2012-October-3-Rockford-at/25737821_W4pFJn#!i=2128250481&k=fZwvTbW

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And then in the other picture of him he looks fine. The first picture couldn't have anything to do with him pushing off and skating and his body starting to turn up the ice though. :crazy: Yes it's crazy i know.
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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby KeyserSoze » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:13 am

Southern_Canuck wrote:Hmmm... Kassian lookin large (pictures from the Chicago-Rockford game Oct 3):

http://chrisjerina.smugmug.com/Hockey/AHL-2012-13/2012-October-3-Rockford-at/25737821_W4pFJn#!i=2128250481&k=fZwvTbW

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Fatty thread?...really SC?

From what I've heard MG & Co are very pleased with his current fitness.

From the same game...

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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby Aaronp18 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:20 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:And then in the other picture of him he looks fine. The first picture couldn't have anything to do with him pushing off and skating and his body starting to turn up the ice though. :crazy: Yes it's crazy i know.


Not to mention his baggy jersey flopping forward as he leans into the turn.

Geez S_C, you work for The Province??
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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby donlever » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:21 am

:roll:

...they only give A's to fat guys.
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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby dbr » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:35 am

Kassian looks three feet wide in that picture :lol:
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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:52 am

Jeeesh - it was supposed to be funny, like do these hockey pants make me look fat...

I think we would have heard something if he was all Kadri or something.

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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby Strangelove » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:01 am

Southern_Canuck wrote:Jeeesh - it was supposed to be funny


Okay SC, I'll do the jokes from now on....
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Re: The off-season fattie thread.

Postby ukcanuck » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:40 am

Southern_Canuck wrote:Jeeesh - it was supposed to be funny, like do these hockey pants make me look fat...

I think we would have heard something if he was all Kadri or something.

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Shoulda spelled it Phat...:)
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