Vegas NHL blog, part II: More Bobby Ryan.

Ryan said that he began a second straight summer of off-season conditioning (read: punishment) last week with the Ducks’ strength and conditioning guru, Sean Skahan.

“I’ve got a much better platform than I did a year ago,” Ryan said. “I don’t have to worry about losing 20 pounds or anything like that. I’m going to be able to build a lot more muscle and hopefully work on my skating a little bit — just continue to progress in every little area.”

You might remember that Ryan reported to training camp last year around 200 pounds, noticeably less than the 220-pound frame he sported during the 2008 playoffs. Outside the gym, Ryan made significant adjustments to his diet, and the results followed. He’s looking for different results this time around, but noted that “the workout stays the same.”

“I go into a veteran phase of it, that’s about it. The same basic fundamental things apply to me — make sure I’m in the top of my game, strength and conditioning. Sean still pushes me every day.”

Ryan also purchased a home in Newport Beach and said he’s in the process of furnishing it. Since he isn’t leaving Southern California this summer, his parents flew in from the East Coast to be with him in Las Vegas.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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