Dave Lozo’s Bag Skate: Sushi Diet Helping Jakub Voracek Lead the NHL in Scoring

November 19th, 2014 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »

Lighter Voracek lighting it up

There was nothing wrong with Jakub Voracek's game last season. He had a career-best 23 goals and 62 points in 82 games, yet Flyers coach Craig Berube felt Voracek could do more.

"I talked about it with Chief (Berube)," Voracek said. "He felt I could be even better if I dropped a little weight. At the beginning, I disagreed with him, because my game is about strength in the corners and on the puck. Then I decided I would try it."

Voracek went from 219 pounds to 209 pounds during the summer by banishing carbohydrates from his diet and eating mostly chicken and sushi on a consistent basis. "No bread, no pasta. I had steak about once a week. Not even sushi with the rice. I was always eating sashimi."

The new nutrition plan coupled with cardio-heavy workouts in Montreal with Vinny Lecavalier, Jiri Hudler and Kris Letang have helped Voracek become the league leader in points this season with 26 in 16 games. He's tied with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, although he has played one more game than Voracek.

"I wouldn't say I'm faster; I was always fast," Vo ...

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