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‘Embarrassed’ Roy turns to fitness and nutrition guru Gary Roberts

Jul 16, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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Derek Roy is going to be eating some mung beans this summer. The 31-year-old forward, and newest member of the Nashville Predators, has enlisted the fitness and nutrition services of former NHLer Gary Roberts.

“I know coming into this summer I wanted to come in the best shape I could possibly coming into the season, and that’s why I sought out Gary Roberts and his workout program,” Roy said, per The Tennessean. “I’m feeling great right now and hopefully at the end of the summer I’ll be feeling better and not focusing on injuries.”

If you’re not familiar with the Roberts program, click here. (Also contains recipe for Chicken cacciatore.)

Yesterday, Preds general manager David Poile said that Roy was “embarrassed by his performance” in recent seasons and “motivated by the opportunity” to joins a Nashville team that wants to play a more offensive style under new coach Peter Laviolette.

Roy will be far from the only new face in training camp. Veterans Mike Ribeiro, Olli Jokinen, James Neal and Anton Volchenkov have also been added to the lineup.

  1. raleighcaniac - Jul 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    If he was waiting to be signed before beginning his work out regimen first, he has waited too long. That stuff is year around and has been for the last 20 years. This guys just padding his bank account before being forced into retirement.

  2. ibieiniid - Jul 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Brough always looking out for his readers. Thanks for that off season recipe post I requested.

  3. Hard to BeLeaf - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    I’m not entirely sold on this “guru” thing.

    David Clarkson spent last summer with Gary Roberts. Clarkson’s somehow forgot how to skate. With his legs last season, you’d think he spend the summer with Julia Roberts.

    • neonpep - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      “…you’d think he spent the summer with Julia Roberts.”

      This cracked me up.

    • rssaspe26 - Jul 16, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      Clarkson never knew how to skate in the first place. HIs nickname in NJ was Air Clarkson.

      • Hard to BeLeaf - Jul 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

        It’s probably the sample of Clarkson I got as a Leaf fan. He sure seemed to know how to skate whenever he played AGAINST Toronto with the Devils. He was always pumped up to play at the ACC.

        Unless your talking about between his ears, I’m not sure “Air” is the word I’d use to describe him. He’s more of a “Treestump”. He IS holding the Leafs down. 😀

      • rssaspe26 - Jul 16, 2014 at 9:26 PM

        Air as in he’s always falling down.

    • marlen656 - Jul 17, 2014 at 2:17 PM

      I was thinking more like “Julia Child”…

  4. hanspard - Jul 16, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    He’s done. Nice guy, but his tank is empty. Young for it to happen, but it’s happened.

  5. sndflyers - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Who knows if the preds strategy of signing old cheap veterans will pay off? I know that everyone around here is convinced Vinny Lecavlier can’t play… I watched all 82 games plus playoffs last year and I’m telling you he still has something left… early on When the team was in shambles Vinny was the only guy showing up and scoring. The back injury kept him out a few weeks and he slipped a little after that but had that not happened 25-30 goals was certainly attainable. I love my Philly teams but even I can admit the fan base isn’t as knowledgeable as they claim. We all begged for him before the season but now it’s as if he’s the worst player ever. Ridiculous. Given the strong trade relations between Philly and Nash I personally feel that Nashville would have been stronger if they just took on 3 of his 4 million salary. When every team throws around millions and even pays millions to have guys be bought out and not play for their team it’s certainly not a stretch. Maybe the are mad about the Weber offer sheet, but who can tell me Shea isn’t worth that??? Time will tell but I’m excited to have a re energized Vinny who has something to prove to his doubters.

    • sndflyers - Jul 16, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      Oh well I guess I was wrong. Scrubbed out Roy, jokinen and riberio are 3 of your 4 centers. Lol. I guess it’s no wonder why Weber signed the offer sheet, even he thought Nashville wouldn’t match and wanted out. Now he’s stuck with a team to cheap to go out and get real talent. Here’s to another year of Nashville not making the playoffs.

      • Idaslapter - Jul 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM

        Time for Philly fans to quit crying over Weber. You certainly have no insight into what Weber thought or didn’t think. The bottom line is that he is in a beautiful, clean city where the fans love him and no state income tax. You can’t say that about filthadelphia.

      • hines86for6 - Jul 16, 2014 at 6:53 PM

        Yes, Yessssss, let the butthurt flow!

      • sndflyers - Jul 16, 2014 at 11:27 PM

        Calling me but hurt but talking about the cleanliness of a city ? I don’t have any clue what that has to do hockey. Furthermore my post was not about weber just because I mentioned his name in 2 sentences it was hardly anything to do with him fella so I don’t know what exactly you’re talking about. My main point was that Vincent Lecavlier can still play hockey at a high level. If you read my post you would understand that. Or apparently not. So again. .. not exactly sure what you’re spewing out of your face but it has little to do with what I was talking about.

  6. wishingtonredslur - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    The Preds signed some serious problem children this year.

    • storminator16 - Jul 17, 2014 at 7:53 AM

      I love it when pefect, lilly pure fans say player X is a “problem child”, player Y is a “head case”, and player Z is “enigmatic”. Oh, what perfect little lives you have!

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