How the Oilers got here: Part II
With the Oilers’ Stanley Cup window closing and it looking increasingly likely that they won’t get one, they have had to turn to the supplement industry to help them get the best out of their players.
The Oilers are a good example of how the supplement business can help them out.
In addition to supplementing players, the Oilers have relied on their own nutritionists to make sure players have enough protein and minerals to sustain them through the long and the short of the season.
This year’s team had a very lean roster, and that means the team needed some extra help.
They used the help of an experienced nutritionist to find out what they could use to help the players stay in top shape.
“We’re very lucky that our nutritionist, and one of the people who actually has been here for a long time, is one of our trainers,” said defenseman Shea Theodore, who was one of only two players to be on the team that didn’t take a supplement.
“The way he works with us is he really does a lot of the heavy lifting, the bulk lifting.
He’s the one that is in the front office and has the knowledge, and he’s got a really good track record of helping us.”
Theo Theodore says that his team’s nutritionist is an expert in nutrition and supplements.
The Edmonton Oilers were so good at their training camp that they lost only two more games than they did in the regular season.
“He really helps us with everything,” Theodore said.
“He’s a guy that really helps our team.
We’ve been fortunate enough to have him on the staff here and I really respect that, and I know he’s going to do a great job for us.”
Theo’s teammates are getting a lot more protein from the Oilers.
Forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was on the roster for about half of the team’s regular season, but has since had his role reduced.
“He was really good for us,” Theodore explained.
“We were able to get him a lot healthier, and we were able also to get the other guys healthy.
I think the guy that was on our roster is still here, but Ryan has really been able to stay healthy and be in the top 10 in the league.”
Theodore also credited a few other Oilers, including forward Jordan Eberle and center Ryan Nugents of the Los Angeles Kings.
“[Eberle] really helped out the team a lot,” Theodore added.
“When he came here, he was really healthy.
He was able to play a little bit more, but I think he helped us a lot with the weight loss, he helped out in the weight room, and the things he did with our nutrition.”
The Oilers and their supplement staff have been working closely with the NHL Players Association.
While it’s too early to know if the Oilers are going to be using supplement technology for the playoffs, the NHLPA and the Oilers believe the supplement technology will be available for the upcoming season.
The Oilers will likely use a blend of supplements to supplement their roster in a variety of ways.
If they are using the supplement system for the postseason, the teams supplement will likely be a blend or supplement based on the amount of protein a player has.
The players who have been on the Oilers roster this season will probably use either a combination of whey protein and gelatin, a blend containing high protein protein, or a mix of wheys and gelatin.
The Oilers’ supplement staff will probably also use a combination or blend of protein powders and a blend that contains high protein.
The goal is to be able to mix a player’s protein and protein powder together in a way that is consistent, without affecting their overall nutritional profile.
“It’s not like it’s a single product,” Theodore told NHL.com.
“The goal is, and this is what I said, and it’s the reason why I say it, to make them more fit and to make the game easier and to get their energy levels up and their energy up.
So that’s the goal.
We have to figure out how to do that, but we do have it, and hopefully it will help us out.”