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Keith Tkachuk eats 1 to many Hamburgers

  • In news that can only be considered disgusting, the St-Louis Blues have suspended Keith Tkachuk for showing up to camp overweight and failing his physical.

    What an embarassment to himself , his teammates and to the NHL. Keith Tkachuk a top star in the league, earned $7.6 Million dollars last year. Apparently 7.6 Million buys a lot of cheeseburgers but not enough for a personal trainer. For a guy in a leadership role, what kind of example is he setting? One of the highest paid guys in the sport should be a poster boy of athleticism and strength, not a guy who needs someone else to tie his skates.

    How heavy is he? Who knows? To warrant a suspension one must think it’s something considerable and not a few extra pounds. You can bet Tkachuk will shy away from the cameras for awhile.

    You might wanna wait a few rounds before selecting Tkachuk in your hockey pool this year, but pick him 1st for the Hotdog eating contest.

12 Comments
  1. #1 Hockey Czarina says:
    September 17, 2005 at 1:41 pm

    Wonder if he will show up at the pre-season game next weekend in K.C. – I’d love to get a photograph of him!!!

  2. Well he is suspended, but for how long? I assume until he can pass a physical. No one knows what kind of shape hes really in and how that long could be.

  3. I wonder how this will affect his bid for a roster position on Team USA.

    Oh well, just like Canada’s team.. the usual American stars are getting old anyway. Time to give his spot to a Gomez or Malone.

  4. Just like Canada’s team? I don’t recall Steve Yzerman or Mario Lemieux getting wheelchaired into training camp.

  5. i alway’s thought of him as an enforcer and a guy that can put out the fire in the teams eye’s but i never thought of him champion hot dog eater.

  6. #6 Old Leaf Boy says:
    November 1, 2005 at 10:44 am

    Does anybody know how much he weighed when he reported to training camp?

  7. Over 260 lbs.

  8. #8 Old Leaf Boy says:
    November 1, 2005 at 12:31 pm

    Holy Sh it! Where did you get that weight? Thank you also.

  9. He probably came back to early also, because now he is sidelined with cracked ribs and St Louis is the worst team in their division.

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