- The second day of the Canadiens’ annual development camp on Monday saw forwards and defensemen take part in two hours of on-ice physical testing at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.
Players were put through a series of high intensity repeated tests that gauged their capacity to repeat sprints. They were required to complete the exercise six times.
|Goaltender Michael McNiven hard at work in the gym on Monday morning. |
- All four goaltenders in attendance – Zachary Fucale, Michael McNiven, Charlie Lindgren and Hayden Hawkey – hit the ice prior to the on-ice testing sessions, before hitting the gym for a 45-minute workout and taking part in a video session.
- Guest coach Francis Bouillon met with members of the media primarily to talk about his role over the course of the week, but he also discussed several of GM Marc Bergevin's recent transactions, including the acquisition of both Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov, former teammates of his in Nashville.
"In my first year with the Predators, I was impressed [with Shea]. He was just 24 or 25 years old, and he was already the captain. He's probably the person who impressed me the most as a player, but also just as much as a person. He's a complete player and an excellent leader in the dressing room," explained Bouillon, before sharing his thoughts on Radulov as well. "He's an exceptional player, loaded with talent. He also has a big personality. He's flamboyant, and when he scores a goal, he lets you know about it."
- All 45 players on site in Brossard will be taking part in a team building activity on Monday afternoon.
- No scrimmages were scheduled on Monday. Two are planned for Tuesday, though, with puck drop scheduled for 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., respectively.