Why Sam Girard’s 16 extra pounds won’t slow him down

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Ron Chenoy, USA Today

If anyone could have used a few extra pounds over the summer, it was Avalanche defenseman Sam Girard. But sixteen extra pounds? That number alarmed more than a few Avs fans prior to training camp. Hold the phone call to Jenny Craig, though.

Girard's weight gain can be safely be classified as buff, not buffet.

"Those are muscle pounds," Girard told BSN Denver.

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