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What Is Gary Roberts Doing?

from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,

“I’m 10 pounds under what I played at. I lift (weights) a couple times a week, skate every once in awhile.

“I’m healthier now, at 44, than when I was drafted at 18.’’

In its recent 100 People of Power and Influence issue, The Hockey News ranked the 10-season Calgary Flames left-winger 54th, ahead of such luminaries as uber-agent Don Meehan, Flames co-owner Murray Edwards and the CBC’s longest-playing stuck record, Don Cherry.

Amid a litany of presidents and general managers and commissioners and titans in power suits, he alone made the cut under the job description: Hockey Trainer.

“How about that?’’ Roberts laughs delightedly. “Where’d THAT come from, I wonder?

Not bad for a guy who couldn’t do 11/2 chin-ups at his first pro camp.’’

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Looking for a concussion victim to punch in the head?

Posted by shep on 01/30/11 at 02:44 PM ET

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It appears that shep has some unresolved issues if that meaningless comment is all he can contribute to the story.  I for one am looking forward to seeing Gary in Calgary for the Heritage Classic.

Posted by dash_pinched on 01/30/11 at 03:19 PM ET

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“I’m healthier now, at 44, than when I was drafted at 18.’’

I think this is a pretty important sentiment for anyone. Very few people have the time or the inclination to devote a lot of time to being physically fit as we have jobs, classes, families, and hobbies to take up our time, but it is worthwhile to realize that being older doesn’t mean that we will inevitably be in worse health. That’s something to consider for anyone.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 01/30/11 at 03:39 PM ET

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What is Gary Roberts doing?

Steroids?

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 01/30/11 at 04:00 PM ET

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Deadline pick up, anyone?


*ducks back down in gopher hole…

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/30/11 at 05:13 PM ET

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Deadline pick up, anyone?

*ducks back down in gopher hole…

I think you just became one of Eklund’s sources…

Posted by HitokiriEric from Ann Arbor, MI on 01/31/11 at 02:18 AM ET

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Heritage Classic Alumni Game will be sweet, definitely looking forward to seeing Robs (among others) in action again.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 01/31/11 at 09:41 AM ET

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