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.