Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 09/17/07 at 09:12 PM ET
Now you can learn what the players have know for years about health, fitness and training, as well as equipment from trends to manufacturers.
Send us your questions about fitness, health and equipment issues, and look for Piet and Paul to answer some of them in future issues of Inside Hockeytown and at RedWingsWorld.com.
That’s right kids!! For a mere forty dollar subscription to Red Wings World you too can speak directly to the Detroit Red Wing trainer AND equipment manager.
Just when I thought the Wing PR machine couldn’t get any more frigging pathetic.
Speaking of which, on to the Diggers.
Helene St. James reports that Valteri Fillpula and Dan Cleary rode pine/press box due to minor ailments today.
Neither Filppula (groin) nor Dan Cleary (hamstring) practiced today for the Red Wings, but each is expected to return to the ice Tuesday. Trainer Piet Van Zant “said they could play if needed,” coach Mike Babcock said.
I’m sure Van Zant has more on that on RWW. Send your 40 directly to John Hahn.
Bruce MacLeod has posted a little diddy over at Red Wing Corner on Tomas Kopecky’s summer project. If he’s successful, he would be the anti-Enigma.
All summer long, Kopecky worked out with other Slovak NHLers in Trencin, including Marian and Marcel Hossa, Zdeno Chara. Marian Gaborik and Pavol Demitra. He took faceoff after faceoff after faceoff.
“There are different kinds of faceoff guys,” said Detroit’s third-line center Valtteri Filppula. “Some days it seems it’s going really well. Some days you seem not to win one draw. It’s an important part of the game. Kopie is strong in his hands. That’s important. And he’s working hard at it.”
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