A recent article from the official site of the St. Louis Blues might have revealed what was the driving force behind Chris Stewart's disappointing 2011-12. After coming over to St. Louis and having a successful 2010-11, Stewart looked slow and unmotivated out on the ice in 2011-12. Between last year and the present year, Stewart reportedly worked out and improved his stamina. As we've seen, his hard work is paying dividends.
So, was Stewart's dismal performance due to a lack of effort? Not quite. It turns out Stewart has an allergy to brown rice - a staple in his meals - which was affecting his metabolism and causing him to be sluggish on the ice.
Well, this is certainly an interesting story. Stewart, a player with Jamaican ties, grew up with brown rice being a prominent feature in his diet. Evidently, at some point during or shortly before the 2011-12 campaign, Stewart developed an allergy to the food he's consumed for ages.
Stewart reportedly worked with Matt Nicho...