Bus legs. Plane legs, train legs, boat legs. It really doesn’t matter what form of transportation a hockey team uses, if you’re crossing a bunch of time zones, travelling through the night, or travelling immediately following a game, you’re going to end up with heavy legs.
The only real cure is prevention (like a hangover), but with some stupid-long trips, there’s just no way to avoid feeling like the blood in your legs has the density of dark matter.
Andrew Gordon, now of the Anaheim Ducks, is doing a pretty cool thing – he’s blogging about his team’s European adventures for NHL.com. Yesterday he posted on the team’s travel to Helsinki, and when they should have been sleeping so they could feel as functional as humanly possible during their days of hockey and fun while across the pond.
My guess is, heavy legs aren’t something he’s going to be able to avoid. Probably doesn’t help that he wasn’t able to follow Jonas Hiller’s sleep advice either. Read the rest of this entry »