So how did Mario Lemieux spend his summer?
Working out like crazy.
Seriously. He was out in California working out with Detroit’s Chris Chelios, Mathieu Schneider, and Sidney Crosby, who apparently is already hanging out with the NHL elite despite not even being drafted yet. Lemieux was trained by T.R. Goodman, who runs this intense boot camp a lot of players (in hockey and in other sports) seem to dig. It sounds like hell to me, but I’m pretty lazy.
The funny thing is, Lemieux is doing this super-training with some of the NHL’s best players, and then, back home in Pittsburgh, he’s training with goalie Greg Szazynski, the self-proclaimed “best beer-league goalie” in Pittsburgh.
Now that’s what I call cross-training.