Cole moving past lockout anger
Day three of training camp took place today in Brossard.
Mike Commodore hit the ice for the first time in front of a few hundred fans.
Peteri Nokelainen and Tomas Plekanec are both still injured and skated on a separate rink
Coach Michel Therrien said he likes what he’s seen so far, and that he’s especially impressed with the line of Erik Cole, David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty.
Cole says it's an intense week, but it's what they've got to do to get ready for Saturday’s season opener against the Leafs
“I feel like obviously there’s a time to mess around and a time to work, and now it’s work. It’s a very very short training camp for all of us, and the preparation window is so small that everyone has to be focused and ready and working hard. And being one of the older guys here the best way to do that is to come in here and be prepared and lead by example. “
Cole, who was quite outspoken with his feelings during the lockout says he’s putting it behind him and that the fun of playing is back.
“Had we not had any hockey this season, those feelings might have continued to linger on and set further inside me. But to be back at the rink with the guys and to have the opportunity to play again, I think it’s bringing out the fun aspect of coming to the rink every day.”