In The Crease

July 16, 2001
July 16, 2001

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July 16, 2001

In The Crease

Blues first-line winger Keith Tkachuk, who was obtained at the
trade deadline in March and scored only two goals and nine
points in a sluggish postseason, was found to have 16% body fat
in his end-of-season physical. The average NHL player has 10%
body fat. The 6'2", 225-pound Tkachuk is working with a personal
trainer this summer....

This is an article from the July 16, 2001 issue

Last season Maple Leafs assistant general manager Bill Watters
dismissively said that Devils wing Alexander Mogilny, who was en
route to a 43-goal season, was the classic example of a player
excelling in his walk year. So what does Toronto do six months
later? It signs Mogilny to a four-year, $22 million free-agent

The club that may have improved the most in the off-season is
the Flyers. By re-signing left wing John LeClair, signing
free-agent center Jeremy Roenick and defenseman Eric Weinrich,
and acquiring talented center Jiri Dopita, Philadelphia has
become a strong candidate to dethrone New Jersey in the Eastern

The Coyotes, who missed the playoffs last season, have reduced
ticket prices, and now 21% of their arena's seats are priced at
$12 or less....

In April 2000 Boyd Devereaux, then a 21-year-old center for the
Oilers, suffered a severe concussion that led Edmonton to
suggest that he retire. Devereaux, a first-round draft pick in
1996, resisted, and after signing as a free agent with the Red
Wings in August 2000--the Oilers had released him and doctors
cleared him medically--a tentative Devereaux had only 11 points
in 55 games last season. This summer he is working with a
trainer in Phoenix, and in the last month he has added eight
pounds of muscle, so the 6'2" Devereaux is now 223 pounds.