When a young Grant Fuhr was fighting a Battle of the Bulge at one of his early Edmonton Oilers training camps, his boss, Glen Sather, sarcastically stuck a Jenny Craig diet book in the goalie’s dressing room stall.
Or was it between Fuhr’s goalie pads?
Whatever, it was a shot Fuhr handled just like an Al MacInnis slapshot. He cut back on the caloric intake.
Rookie defenceman Martin Marincin, on the other hand, has a better chance of seeing a Top 25 Foods to Gain Weight article in his stall. Peanut butter, whole eggs, salmon, oatmeal, granola, bagels, corn bread, pizza, brown rice ...
Marincin is six-foot-four and as thin as a stage microphone stand.
“I’m 192 pounds now,” he said proudly, with a smile.
Weight aside, the wait for Marincin to be an NHLer is no longer a heavy issue.
“I really like that Marincin,” said one Western Conference coach a few weeks back. “Looks like he’s going to be a good player.”
NHL scouts coming to Rexall Place have mentioned Marincin, unprompted, ...