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Canucks subjected to scientific alertness testing

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08:21 AM ET 01.24 | Credit the Canucks for thinking outside the box -- if still inside the helmet. [For 10 minutes Monday, all forwards and defencemen wore heart monitors and were asked to skate half-speed.] If it was at full speed, maybe it would make sense to a layman, or a hockey journalist. But half speed? How did that simulate anything players do in a game? Luckily, Canuck alternate captain Kevin Bieksa seemed to understand exactly what was happening. "It was the sleep doctors wanting to see how alert we are in the morning," he explained. "Underneath our helmets, we had these pads on our heads. Apparently the [data] tells them how alert we are and how ready we are when we first step on the ice."

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January 24, 2012  08:24 AM ET

thanks for the insight Dr Bieksa...
what a great story.

January 24, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Lou Lou's proctologist called, <fill in the blank>

January 24, 2012  08:47 AM ET

I am now dumber for reading this article.

January 24, 2012  08:47 AM ET

By the way, Canucks suck!

January 24, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Huh?

January 24, 2012  09:08 AM ET

This thread has so much potential...



It's just chock full of potential...

January 24, 2012  09:09 AM ET

This is an awesome article.

January 24, 2012  09:28 AM ET

The "sleep doctors" ? Sounds more like the witch doctors.

January 24, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Where were these guys before game seven of the SCFs?

January 24, 2012  09:49 AM ET

I think we learned that the Canucks don't have any scientific alertness.

January 24, 2012  09:52 AM ET

<Canucks subjected to scientific alertness testing>


Your Canadian health care sytem at work.

January 24, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Your Canadian health care system at work.

I can spell...just can't type.

January 24, 2012  10:04 AM ET

It's called diverting attention away from the fact they save their best sleeps for Game 7s of Cup finals.

January 24, 2012  10:54 AM ET

Did they get a reading on either Sedin? :)

January 24, 2012  10:56 AM ET

Defencemen at half speed, then full speed? What's the difference LOL

January 24, 2012  11:59 AM ET

I agree with everything said in the first 15 comments...I would also like to add a Huh? and maybe a say what??

January 24, 2012  12:55 PM ET

Scientific alertness testing?

WTF!! What's going on in Vancouver? Do they get a full moon every two weeks?

January 24, 2012  01:06 PM ET

Shouldn't they have a Cardiologist checking them, not a head guy?

January 24, 2012  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

thanks for the insight Dr Bieksa...what a great story.

You have a problem with educated people, redneck?

 
January 24, 2012  02:17 PM ET

"It was the sleep doctors wanting to see how alert we are in the morning,"

You want to find out how alert guys are? Line them up and fire pucks at them. If they get out of the way, they're alert.

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