Saturday, September 18, 2010

Losing Weight For Camp Torturella!

Jim Cerny, writer for the Rangers website, is providing top notch coverage of the Rangers training camp so far. According to Cerny both Ruslan Fedotenko (at camp on a tryout) and Derek Boogaard have lost substantial weight prior to taking part in training camp.
Derek Boogaard reports that he has lost about 25 pounds heading into this season, putting his weight at 265 pounds, the same weight from his first several years in the NHL as a member of the Minnesota Wild.

Boogaard said that the Rangers asked him to play at a lighter weight then he had been at last season because of the up-tempo style of game Tortorella favors.
I knew The Boogey Man was big, but I never realized that he was playing at 290lbs!
Another veteran newcomer who has shed some weight (15lbs according to Steve Zipay) is winger Ruslan Fedotenko, who is in camp on a tryout basis. However no one asked Fedotenko to lose any weight. He decided to do it on his own during this past off-season.
Fedotenko played for John Tortorella before when he was in Tampa, so he knows what a Tortorella training camp is all about. He knew that in order to have any chance of getting a contract offered to him by Sather that he'd have to impress in training camp. Showing up in excellent shape can only help his cause.

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