July 19 2013 07:49AM
Usually when you come face-to-face with a glare like that, it means you done goofed, or you play for Ottawa. Now it could be because you’re training with him and Steven Stamkos.
Wait what?!?! Oh, you heard me.
Gary Roberts as in the man-beast who terrorized the league for parts of three decade. Steven Stamkos as in the guy who sniped 60 goals in a season. You could be hanging out with these guys. Well, not really “hanging out,” per se. Allow me to explain…
The offseason is getting shorter and shorter. You can’t just let your fitness go to crap in the summer, because once the season fires up again, you’ll look like a pylon out there.
Enter: the last team standing
The Nike Hockey Facebook experience at www.lastteamstanding.ca lets players create a team with their friends and show how they’re dedicating the summer to training. The page has training videos designed by Gary Roberts, and Toronto’s strength and conditioning coach from 2002-2009, Matt Nichol. Obviously, these two guys know their stuff.
But Steve, what’s in it for me? I’ll tell you, whatever your name is!
Throughout the summer, teams with the best uploads, and the ones making charges up the leader board, will get surprise experiences and prizes from Nike. At the end of the summer, the team with the most points will be crowned the Last Team Standing and be given:
- Nike Hockey gear for a year
- A flight to Toronto to train with Gary Roberts and Steven Stamkos
Let me say this again: You get new Nike gear, you get to fly to Toronto (I mean, unless you live there), and you get to train with the dynamic duo of Gary Roberts and Steven Stamkos.
If you have an offseason program, this is your time to shine. If you don’t already have one – start now. You’ve got nothing to lose, and a crazy amount of stuff and cool experiences to gain. The details are right on the Facebook page.
It’s all up to you. Nobody’s making you train or get fresh gear. Nobody’s making you get flown across Canada to hang out with Gary Roberts and Steven Stamkos. Heck, nobody’s even making you read this. I just wanted to let you know about a crazy opportunity you have for an experience you’ll never forget. Besides, think of how sick a new profile picture of you doing squats with Stamkos and Roberts be? “Oh these guys? Yeah. We work out together in the summer. No big deal.”
Here’s the launch video, featuring P.K. Subban looking way more jacked than me.
The sooner you sign up, the better. Best of luck, and if you get the chance, ask Stamkos what kind of shampoo he uses.