THEO PECKHAM: SOUND MIND AND BODY?

Robin Brownlee
July 16 2012 04:16PM

Theo Peckham had a good laugh on Jason Gregor's Show on TEAM 1260 today, and it wasn't about his listed weight of 235 pounds in the Edmonton Oilers media guide, although the guffaws were most certainly related to it.

"I love cheeseburgers," admitted Peckham, who was no nearer his listed weight of 235 pounds last season than I am to an appearance on the cover of GQ Magazine. "I love burgers . . . just any type of burger, anything. I haven't had on in a about two-and-half weeks and it's killing me."

I don't know exactly what Peckham weighed last year, but my best guess is he tipped the scales closer to 250 on his six-foot-two frame than 235. A love of cheeseburgers will do that, even to a pro athlete like Peckham, who gets more exercise in a week during the NHL season than most of us do in a full year.

While a guy who writes about hockey might be able to get away with that – I know a scribe the same height as Peckham who arrived in Edmonton in 1989 weighing 220 pounds and bent the beams at 315 in 2010 after years of touring NHL restaurants – a guy who plays hockey for a living cannot.

That became apparent to me every time I saw Peckham in the Oilers dressing room this season – fat is fat no matter how you dress it up – and I'm hoping it's clear to Peckham because it needs to be if he intends on staying in Edmonton's plans beyond the one-year contract for $1.075 million he just signed.

There's still a place for fat guys pushing three bills or more up in the press box. Down on the ice? Not so much.

TIME TO GET SERIOUS

It's not all about weight, of course. Body composition and a whole bunch of other measures play into the equation, but the bottom line and square one for a limited, third-pairing defenseman like Peckham, who is a better athlete than most people think he is, is he has to be in shape.

Peckham, only 24 as he gets ready for his fifth season with the Oilers, needs to be leaner to give himself a chance. Of course, Peckham has to be combative, smart and play a simple game, but everything for a naturally big-bodied guy like Theo begins with being in shape.

To that end, Peckham is spurning his desires for those big patty stacks in favor of workout sessions with fitness guru Norm Lacombe, who looks like he's in better shape now, in his 50s, than when he played. That's the first step in Peckham getting back to the form he showed in 2010-11 before his struggles of last season.

With just a one-year deal in place, Peckham can't afford another season like he had in 2011-12, when he played just 54 games and was made a healthy scratch by Tom Renney with regularity. The shape he was in and confidence issues played a significant role in that.

Touted as a comer destined to be stay-at-home, shot-blocking shutdown type after 2010-11, Peckham is today behind Ryan Whitney, Jeff Petry, Ladislav Smid, Nick Schultz, Justin Schultz and Corey Potter on the defense depth charts going into 2012 training camp. He doesn't have more room to slip if he intends being part of the plan moving forward.

BACK ON THE HORSE

If Peckham commits to getting in shape and back down to 230 pounds or so, as he said was his goal in his interview with Gregor, he's got a chance to be what a lot of people thought he might become just a year ago.

The other thing I see with Peckham, as I mentioned, has been lack of confidence. With the kind of tough, physical game Peckham plays, and has to play, I trace that back to a fight he lost to Nathan Horton at Rexall Place Feb. 27, 2011. Peckham got KOd in that scrap. He hasn't been the same since.

While it's a lot tougher to do than it is to say, Peckham has to find a way to put that fight behind him and regain the edge he played with. If you're going to step up on guys as Peckham must, and if you’re going to be the antagonistic, yappy needler he is, then, rest assured, somebody isn’t going to like it and the gloves are going to come off.

That's a bell Peckham has to be willing to answer again. Perhaps a chat with assistant coach Kelly Buchberger might come in handy on that front. Bucky often took a licking and always found a way to dust himself off and come back for more. Buchberger always got back on the horse. Peckham must, as well.

If Peckham can get his body and his head straight, there's a player there.

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#1 Tony Shaloub's Knapsack
July 16 2012, 04:32PM
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I like that Peckham isn't a paciFIST.

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#2 The Soup Fascist
July 16 2012, 04:37PM
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I honestly hope he comes in shape. Being a kid and a little naiive about the necessity of conditioning in a first camp is one thing. Five or six camps of not getting it is another. I wonder how much of the issue (in the past at least) is immaturity? Hint two was some of the "Staubitz-like" penalties Theo has taken in the past. Some guys grow up - others don't.

Certainly there are players who can survive, a few years at least, without focusing on training i.e Drew Doughty and his 12.5 % body fat a couple of years ago. Difference is DD has more talent in his right pinky than Theo does in his whole chubby body and he could afford to be a bit of a slacker - although by all accounts #8 has focused a lot more on conditioning in the last year. Theo does NOT have that luxury.

Like I said, I truly hope he gets it. We could really use a guy like Teddy Peckman. Theo Peckham, the 2011/2012 version at least - not so much.

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#3 Erny Beckett
July 16 2012, 04:38PM
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I really think "Teddy" is the real deal. Good on the Oilers for resigning him. This guy has heart. He is going to be a player for many years.

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#4 David S
July 16 2012, 04:50PM
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Funny. I saw a video last summer of Jones and Peckham playing golf and Theo look pretty much ripped. I wonder if the length of season combined with so many road trips really chipped away at his conditioning. I understand it's not that hard to get fit over the summer (especially with the length of our off-season), but it's WAY hard to maintain that level of elite fitness over the balance of the season.

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#5 lolhockey
July 16 2012, 04:52PM
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More PECKS, less HAM.

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#6 Oilcan
July 16 2012, 04:53PM
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I still think he gets packaged up in a trade, easier to trade a guy on that cheap of a contract when he is a filler.

Behind Justin Schultz* on the depth chart, not Jeff.

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#7 Quicksilver ballet
July 16 2012, 05:24PM
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Other than the 230 lbs goal, Theo may benifit from adding one more goal to his list. Getting suspended a couple times during the coming season would help his cause. Inflict some pain and keep oncoming traffic honest on his side of the ice.

You'll notice when the Oilers play Dallas. The kids avoid Fistrics side like the plague. They know if they choose those rails to go down, there could be pain involved. Mark Fistric isn't overly dangerous offensively or a threat on the powerplay but you do benifit from having an Hombre like him on your roster. Edmonton needs a guy like Fistric and Theo could just be the guy for the job.

Stick to what you do best Theo, get back on that pain train.

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#8 Copperblueandwhite
July 16 2012, 05:25PM
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Wow Robin....that's an eye opener...isn't it a bit late to begin rounding into shape...I'd have thought Teddy would be bustin hump since season's end to improve on last year's poor performance.....at one million plus this is unacceptable...

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#10 Ales Hallsky
July 16 2012, 05:39PM
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BUCHBERGER RHYMES WITH CHEESEBURGER!!!

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#11 John Chambers
July 16 2012, 05:44PM
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I would be amazed that this guy, clinging by a thread to an NHL job, would be cavalier about fitness and nutrition, or that the organization would give him a million dollars if he had a spare tire around his waist.

Fit: a million dollar salary with a potential to soon be set for life financially. Fat: a career making $250k a year in the AHL, and a second career as a realtor making appearances at summer hockey camps.

Fit: a gorgeous summer home bought and paid for by the time he's 27. Fat: Flogging summer homes in Muskoka.

Fit: the potential to play on a young emerging NHL team that will soon be a top-10 competitor for the mug, traveling and staying first class, adored by the fanbase of this city. Fat: riding the bus through Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, unrecognized by all, regaling to the young guys about how he used to be in the show.

If Peckham is actually out of shape, he's an idiot,

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#12 Toro
July 16 2012, 05:45PM
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I wonder if there's any chance the oilers try Peckham on forward on the wing like big Dustin Buff did in Chicago before he moved to D in Atlanta,, I think that might be a decent idea to try out seeing how were getting full on D and were planning on adding one more D, try it out in training camp what's worst that could happen?

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#13 vetinari
July 16 2012, 05:50PM
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I hope that he rounds into a shutdown defender this season but I would have been fine if the Oilers would have let him walk and test the UFA market because I doubt that anyone would have thrown him a $1M+/per year contract.

I suspect (and hope) that two or three out of Peckham, Potter, Plante or Sutton are cashed in for a better option at defence but I doubt that will happen.

Also, given the uncertainty over the 2012-13 season starting on time, the Oilers may be content with 7 or 8 defenceman in the mix until training camp sorts them out.

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#14 Stocc
July 16 2012, 06:16PM
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"I love cheeseburgers," admitted Peckham, who was no nearer his listed weight of 235 pounds last season than I am to an appearance on the cover of GQ Magazine.

You keep saying that. I keep showing this:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b43/Stocc/brownleeGQ.jpg

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#15 BlacqueJacque
July 16 2012, 06:40PM
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I can't understand how an athlete in any pro sport today, or aspiring to a pro sport, isn't in peak physical condition (barring injuries.) It's a key part of their job to stay in shape, they get tonnes of exercise with just practice, and if you have that kind of money, you can hire a chef and eat healthy AND well at the same time.

Cheeseburgers can wait until you've retired. Ask Charles Barkley.

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#16 Copperblueandwhite
July 16 2012, 06:41PM
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Glass half-empty kind of guy?

No, 3/4 empty when it comes to a marginal player not in peak condition 8-10 weeks from training camp...I'm with Chambers on this one:

"If Peckham is actually out of shape, he's an idiot,"

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#17 Lastpick
July 16 2012, 06:48PM
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Toro wrote:

I wonder if there's any chance the oilers try Peckham on forward on the wing like big Dustin Buff did in Chicago before he moved to D in Atlanta,, I think that might be a decent idea to try out seeing how were getting full on D and were planning on adding one more D, try it out in training camp what's worst that could happen?

Maybe we could try him in net if he's filling in the gaps?

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#18 BlacqueJacque
July 16 2012, 06:48PM
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You can easily get in shape in 8 weeks. 25lbs in 8 weeks is reasonably possible, though Theo will really have to watch his diet as he exercises hard.

If he's committed, the results will show - and quick.

What I don't understand is, after being surrounded by guys like Horcoff, Gagner, and Hall, how he isn't in better shape already. The first two are fitness freaks, and Hall is close (and perhaps already is there, if he drops the KD.)

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#19 Saytalk
July 16 2012, 06:49PM
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Meh. We're talking about the 8th defenceman on the 29th place team. The only question I have regarding Peckham is whether he can clear waivers throughout the season. If that $1.075 million is on a one-way contract, then it's more likely.

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#20 moreses
July 16 2012, 06:56PM
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My issue with TEDDY has always been his hockey IQ, not his weight. I feel that training camp and perhaps the first 2 months of the season will be a huge tell tale sign of what his future holds in the city. Peckham is at best a bottom pairing D man in the NHL. To be an effective bottom paring D, he needs to focus on not only being in shape to be physical, but also being more defensively sound than he has been in the past. The Oilers cannot afford bad penalties that leak goals if they want to be in the playoffs. Peckham can surely block shots, but his first pass out of the zone and many of his failed clearing attempts have made me question his ability to think the game. He's got the tools to become an effective - Matt Greene esque - player that many winning teams need. Whether he becomes that will be made by his ability to not only through crushing hits, but to play the defense effectively. Smid was a project that paid off after being a high draft pick. Peckham may not have that upside, but he should be taking lessons from Smid regularly throughout the first half of the season.

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#21 BlacqueJacque
July 16 2012, 07:08PM
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I think Peckham's IQ is fine. He played well in 2010-2011.

Penalties for defencemen usually come as a result of excessive aggressiveness, or being beat to the puck/beat through the zone. If you're fat and slow, you're going to get beat, and that's when you start hooking and slashing.

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#22 Harlie
July 16 2012, 07:34PM
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Tradebait

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#23 bleedingoil
July 16 2012, 07:36PM
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this is the teddy we need and i will sign him this contract over and over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj0townJJTk

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#24 a lg dubl dubl
July 16 2012, 07:53PM
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Just go back to #49, hes jinxed with #24

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#25 justDOit
July 16 2012, 07:56PM
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Ray Whitney stated in an interview on TSN that he took a little over a week off from training. That kind of commitment will earn you a long career in the NHL.

Teddy? Not so much. Why bother to get so far out of shape, just to have to work hard to get back into it? Wouldn't it be wiser to maintain as much as you could, and then build on your conditioning each off season?

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#26 Reg Dunlop
July 16 2012, 08:20PM
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The saying goes 'Its not how many you win, its how many you show up for'. This applies to honest role players like Bucky was. However, a true shid tisturber ignores this axiom. A pest that beaks, cheap shots, goes after the relatively defenceless skilled opponant... these are the players everyone hates to face. Peckman can be this aggravation without squaring off every time he is challenged, in fact he will be more effective if he rarely fights. Who did everyone hate more; the honest, stand-up J Strudwick or the prick M Barnaby? The ultra prick D Hunter?

Maybe I am on board with Quick this time; bring on the pain. We have been gracious hosts at Rexall WAY too long.

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#27 madjam
July 16 2012, 08:33PM
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We need him for depth for now as injuries have plagued us for years . Still , he is more an ANL player than an NHL one . Has more than ample NHL toughness , but rest of game AHL level at best . Easy to get out of shape with our seasons being short - no playoffs . It's the degree of out of shape . Mind you , he did play i believe in AHL playoffs .

Nothing to get overly concerned about taking 1-4 weeks off of ridgid training during off season . In fact is is generally good , and not difficult to reapply and come back even stronger mentally and physically . Overtraining can prove to be negative . A little R and R never usually hurts anyone - just the opposit . Strenuous workouts will shed the pounds rapidly , probably in first week alone .

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#28 Dog Train
July 16 2012, 08:52PM
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It's rare for a yound d-man's career to develop smoothly. Just when you hit your stride, there is always another obstacle to overcome. He is saying all of the right things. Best of luck to Teddy Peckman!

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#29 TeddyTurnbuckle
July 16 2012, 09:06PM
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I know it will never happen but I'd love to see Peckam up on the fourth line running the other team down in the corners. Thats the type of guy we need in the bottom six protecting the kids.

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#30 nuge2nail
July 16 2012, 09:13PM
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Oilers Domination to Follow

This was right about the same time when I wrote Matt Greene off and said we needed to trade him for a bag of pucks. I am going to keep my mouth shut on Peckham.

Hes a nice guy, solid locker room character - and im hoping he develops the way Matt did. Its good to see good things happen to good people.

Good Luck Teddy - Bring the Pain!

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#31 OilDoug
July 16 2012, 09:42PM
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Peckham needs to come in and be the crazy SOB he was when he first came up. He must play with no fear, bang bodies and drop the gloves more than he did last year.

He plays like that he's a valuable member of the team.

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#32 andrewmk20
July 17 2012, 02:00AM
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@BlacqueJacque

Peckham is in the wrong sport for eating badly. Baseball players still eat junk. I remember watching a Blue Jays story on sportsnet during spring training and the Tampa Bay Lightning visited their clubhouse in Dunedin. They swapped stories about pre game meals and the Blue Jays talked about how before games the pregame meal was barbequed burgers, hot dogs, etc. Stamkos and Purcell were both shocked and said they ate plain chicken and pasta and if they tried the Jays pregame meal Roberts and Boucher would kick their collective @sses.

I agree with everyone else here, if you're being paid millions of dollars to entertain people with the highest quality of pro sport, no matter what the sport you better be in the best shape possible. People shell out millions of dollars to fill stadiums and pay cable bills/internet fees to watch these guys play. They don't have the luxury of Joe Normal, people can say it isn't fair but it's not exactly fair they get seven to eight figures to play a game.

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#33 jonny94
July 17 2012, 06:40AM
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I just don't understand why he would even say on air that he loves cheeseburgers and that he's dying for one after 1-1/2 weeks. That's just bad publicity. I agree with the fact that why bother getting out of shape when you're a pro athlete who has access to high end fitness trainers and nutritionists?

Last I checked hockey players were supposed to get stronger when they reach their mid 20s not weaker. I certainly hope our fab 4 players aren't pounding back the cokes and burgers, maybe Theo could learn something from a bunch of 18 year old kids.

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#34 pelhem grenville
July 17 2012, 07:09AM
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Teddy...stay away from Horton...

&cheeseburgers

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#35 The Beaker
July 17 2012, 07:22AM
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I hear tell from my siblings who stil go to the bars that its not just cheeseburgers the dude is into. But hell he is young, I expect crap like that from a kid his age (says the 25 year old...).

Does Peckham live with anyone on the team? If not, that might be a good idea. Pair him up with a mentor who can show this kid the ropes of being professional.

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#36 BlacqueJacque
July 17 2012, 09:34AM
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jonny94 wrote:

I just don't understand why he would even say on air that he loves cheeseburgers and that he's dying for one after 1-1/2 weeks. That's just bad publicity. I agree with the fact that why bother getting out of shape when you're a pro athlete who has access to high end fitness trainers and nutritionists?

Last I checked hockey players were supposed to get stronger when they reach their mid 20s not weaker. I certainly hope our fab 4 players aren't pounding back the cokes and burgers, maybe Theo could learn something from a bunch of 18 year old kids.

Ok I don't think it's fair to criticize Peckham for being honest.

Really? You're worried about bad publicity? Criticism like this is why players learn to NEVER say anything interesting and talk only about 110% team game for the team and how wonderful coach is.

The dude knows he had a fitness problem, he admitted to it, he's shared his experience of trying to get in shape and you STILL rip on him for talking about it honestly. Get over yourself.

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#37 Shredder
July 17 2012, 10:31AM
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While Cheeseburgers might be a good excuse, I happen to know another weight increasing habit of his: alcohol...I ran into him at Hudson's on Whyte Ave midway through last season. He was doing shots, the centre of attention and drinking plenty. Peckham held himself in a good demeanor and was a happy drunk who enjoyed the attention, certainly great entertainment for a guy like me, but Gagner, who was on the other side of the bar, seemed completely sober and didn't indulge in the fun juices the bar was serving. It was obvious Gagner was much more committed to fitness/nutrition than Peckham.

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#38 Dipstick
July 17 2012, 10:59AM
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I agree with most comments. He is in the 7th place on the depth chart of a 29th place team. The team is looking to acquire a player that will drop him to 8th. There are a lot of younger players pushing him from below. He can not afford to be lackadaisical about being 100% ready to go for the season. Someone should have taken him aside long ago and had a chat about this. Paging Mr. Horcoff! In light of this, a one year contract is prudent.

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#39 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
July 17 2012, 11:27AM
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@Shredder

you got all that from seeing teddy peckman at the bar one time?

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#40 The Beaker
July 17 2012, 11:47AM
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@cableguy

My sister comes home with stories of Peckham at the bar relatively frequently. Granted my family isnt immune to hyperbole but from what I gather him having some fun is not a rare occurance.

Once again, I dont begrudge the guy some of that fun though, hes young. He just needs to find some balance and maybe prioritize.

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#41 Lochenzo
July 17 2012, 12:07PM
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Peckham has been notorious for slow starts and I'm sure summer BBQs is not good for getting in shape. Peckham needs to make a decision that he is going to be an NHL calibre defenceman and do what he has to do to be ready for the start of the year. Being a pro athlete is a full time job. there are lots of NHL players who maintain a steady diet and exercise regiment over the summer. Theo needs to, at the very least, match this effort. I've seen him be an effective Dman for stretches here and there, so I know he can do it.

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#42 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
July 17 2012, 12:08PM
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@ The Beaker

oh i dont disagree. i know if i was rich, young, and single i would be a walking mess.

the lifestyle away from the rink is pretty much started in junior, then throw a pile of cash at these guys and..well..

my comment was more towards the

It was obvious Gagner was much more committed to fitness/nutrition than Peckham.

portion. i should have specified that.

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#43 oilredemption
July 17 2012, 12:25PM
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#49 that is all (I have a peckham shirt with that number and he doesn't even wear it now, This is horse .... )

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#44 MrCondor
July 17 2012, 01:50PM
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Cynical prediction: We are carrying too many d men because they know Whitney's health situation isn't good.

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#45 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
July 17 2012, 02:40PM
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@ Robin Brownlee:

There was a big stink here in Winnipeg last season when Byfuglien got popped for drunk boating, because they estimated his weight at 285. He showed up for the first pre-season game looking pretty svelt.

I've been out of the hockey community for so long, being in Winnipeg - how common is it for players these days to pack on the pounds during the summer and lose them prior to camp?

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#47 Shredder
July 17 2012, 04:24PM
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@cableguy @thebeaker

Yes I did only see him at the bar the one time, but I like the beaker have heard additional stories. I wasn't trying to bash the guy, because the way he was composed after numerous shots and other drinks was admirable.

And yes, one viewing of Gagner wouldn't impose that he's dedicated to fitness...I guess reading articles on here skew my view as last summer it seemed he worked on himself a lot harder, but he's been around a while now and seems to have pulled back a bit with his consumption, as I've seen him out a lot over the years, and while Teddy gladly accepts a new round of shots, Gagner won't even let you buy him a vodka-water (lately).

So my limited viewing (more so with Samwise) has left me with some impressions...but regardless of dedication to fitness, they both seem to be great guys, one a little more outgoing than the other...

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#48 madjam
July 17 2012, 04:32PM
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Gulps down the big Whopper and fries , and washes it down with his frosty oversized Blogger Beer . Peckham human afterall and he probably likes stacks of pancakes to . Gotta satisfy those cravings like most everybody does . I suspect he does most things in moderation . Man it's hard to believe i know , that hockey players are also human like the rest of society .

The on off switch for the show (game) is sometimes on a dimmer switch and less than 100% every game or shift . The head and body at odds with one another on occasion (physical and Mental ). From the games i've seen it appears many are not playing at 100% all the time -especially in regular season and even more so as a team . Thank goodness they are human and not autobots like some prefer to see them .

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#49 Reg Dunlop
July 17 2012, 11:34PM
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Just file this comment under 'seemed like a good idea at the time'. With the direction this thread has taken: Maybe too many Dmen under one way contracts and hiring MacT are connected. Craig can get the extras, like Teddy, sloshed before helping them into their cars for the drive home. If they mow a pedestrian down, like Uncle Craig, BINGO one less player on the oil and one more guy looking for a soap-on-a-rope.

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#50 Wax Man Riley
July 18 2012, 12:21AM
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madjam wrote:

Gulps down the big Whopper and fries , and washes it down with his frosty oversized Blogger Beer . Peckham human afterall and he probably likes stacks of pancakes to . Gotta satisfy those cravings like most everybody does . I suspect he does most things in moderation . Man it's hard to believe i know , that hockey players are also human like the rest of society .

The on off switch for the show (game) is sometimes on a dimmer switch and less than 100% every game or shift . The head and body at odds with one another on occasion (physical and Mental ). From the games i've seen it appears many are not playing at 100% all the time -especially in regular season and even more so as a team . Thank goodness they are human and not autobots like some prefer to see them .

Oh my gawd! Oh no!.... what am I doing??

I ... I'm not drunk ... but .... No.....

...I'm about to props a madjam comment.*

The world IS ending!

*The first paragraph, anyway. I have no idea what the second is saying. Ok, maybe we're alright

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