LMA says he played at 243-245 pounds last year and will play at 250 pounds this year. He said he got to 260 early in the summer and was slow. So much for the earlier inaccurate reports from Mike Barrett that he was 260 and just as quick as ever. LMA didn't play in Worlds because his mother had breast cancer surgery. He seemed miffed about the reaction by fans. He said the fans should have given him the benefit of the doubt that he had a good reason.