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Milan Lucic Needs To Get Quicker On The Ice

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Lucic last scored Dec. 23 on Montreal’s Carey Price....

Lucic knows he has to get quicker, which entails getting lighter than his current 238 pounds.

Two years into his seven-year, $42-million contract, he also knows he has to adapt. There’s no fighting anymore; he’s still in the top 10 in NHL hits, but the game’s going away from cycling along the boards as the puck’s carried into the zone more on the rush. There’s a lot less of what makes Milan Lucic, Milan Lucic. All those admirable traits.

So how does Lucic keep up or get faster?

“It’s a tough question to answer. I don’t know what the league’s going to look like four years from now,” he said. “But it’s up to me to get faster and that’s on the off-ice part of it.”

Can his body show up much lighter next year?


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