Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 05/28/09 at 08:29 PM ET
From Michael Traikos at the National Post:
“What have I gotten myself into?”
This is what I’m thinking as lab assistants duct tape my feet to the pedals of a stationary bike, block my nasal cavity with a nose plug and force a breathing tube inside my mouth.
Strapped in, I realize there is no turning back. I am at York University where I am about to undergo the dreaded VO2 max test as part of the standardized fitness evaluation that all NHL draftees are subjected to at the league’s draft combine today and tomorrow. While a player’s physical sacrifice might lead to a professional contract, I am told there are two ways in which this day will end for me: either in tears or hunched over a bucket.
continued… with more on how the players are evaluated
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