BLOG: Simmonds on High Energy Training Camp
"Hynes obviously expects a lot from his guys, he's said it from the start, from the first meeting."by Sara Giles saratgiles / NewJerseyDevils.com
Everyone says that the New Jersey Devils training camp is quite intense under head coach John Hynes with high-intensity drills and a lot of skating. Newcomer Wayne Simmonds said that he appreciates the intensity because he now knows what Hynes expects of him.
"It'll definitely keep you in shapes, we went right into battle drills right off the start. We know what to expect now and expect that every day, it's good," said Simmonds. "Guys came ready to compete. Hynes obviously expects a lot from his guys, he's said it from the start, from the first meeting."
Over the last two days, Simmonds had the chance to scrimmage on a line with Jack Hughes and Nikita Gusev. Simmonds was impressed with Hughes' speed and puck movement.
"He's really crafty with the puck obviously, tons of speed, he makes really good plays out there. Playing with him and Gusev was nice out there today and hopefully, it continues."