Skip to content

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

Jul 16, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

St Louis Blues v Anaheim Ducks Getty Images

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.

Latest Posts
  1. ‘Obviously, our defense has gotten better,’ says Ducks coach Boudreau

    Oct 30, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    DucksBoudreau Hockey AP

    Which is important, because good defensive teams win Stanley Cups.

  2. Struggling Coyotes ‘not anywhere good enough,’ says GM

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

    Don Maloney AP

    “So we need to get better or things are going to change around here probably sooner rather than later.”

  3. Will the Sabres return Reinhart to junior?

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

    Sam Reinhart AP

    We should find out after tonight’s game.

  4. Pens recall Megna

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v Pittsburgh Penguins Phoenix Coyotes v Pittsburgh Penguins

    He appeared in 36 games last year.

  5. Weiss (groin) heading back to Detroit, unable to play for Grand Rapids

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Florida Panthers Getty Images

    If you’re curious what a buyout would cost the Wings, click on the post.

  6. Kings will have full complement of players tonight vs. Pens

    Oct 30, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three Getty Images

    After playing a man short on Tuesday in Philly.

  7. Fasth ready to return, Gazdic starts conditioning stint

    Oct 30, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

    Viktor Fasth Getty Images

    Some good news for Edmonton on the injury front.

  8. Stars’ other big summer addition – Hemsky – off to ugly start

    Oct 30, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Ales Hemsky Getty Images

    If he could get going, Dallas wouldn’t be as reliant on its top line.

  9. PHT Morning Skate: Fighting majors way down this season

    Oct 30, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT

    Eric Staal, Nick Bonino AP

    The numbers are even more striking when you compare Oct. 2014 to Oct. 2003

  10. Smith, Predators halt Oilers’ winning streak

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

    Craig Smith, Filip Forsberg AP

    Nashville continues its strong start to 2014-15.

  11. Red Wings’ Weiss still dealing with groin injury

    Oct 29, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Florida Panthers Getty Images

    He sat out the third period for Grand Rapids because of soreness.

  12. Video: Will dirty hits continue to go down?

    Oct 29, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT

    John Moore AP

    Interesting discussion between Bob McKenzie and Mike Milbury.

  13. NHL explains why officials waved off Predators’ goal

    Oct 29, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

    waveoff

    Some controversial calls on a light Wednesday night.

Featured video

Illegal hits are down -- but will it last?

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. E. Staal (3277)
  2. C. Crawford (3180)
  3. P. Stastny (2496)
  4. M. Gaborik (2480)
  5. E. Kane (2398)
  1. A. Kopitar (2248)
  2. V. Hedman (2130)
  3. D. Heatley (2048)
  4. J. Franzen (1938)
  5. N. Foligno (1898)