Taking advantage of the déconfinement progressive authorized by the national hockey League (NHL), the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, John Tavares is skating with a few teammates for the past two days. Although he was celebrating, he was already looking forward to the next step.
“I hope that during the next two weeks, we can take steps to play together, said Tavares, as quoted by the newspaper “Toronto Sun”. We must take advantage of this opportunity to the maximum. It is not as if we were going to have four spring training games. We have to be ready from the start.”
Recall that for phase 2, the NHL has allowed the training of reopen from Monday, their complex training so that the players can take part in small-group sessions on and off the ice. Well, Tavares has skated with his team-mate Russian Ilya Mikheyev, but it seems to have wait to see Mitch Marner in the area to complete the trio.
Entertain the population
The Maple Leafs are training in the Ford Performance Centre, in Etobicoke, in the greater Toronto area.
Tavares is one of those who were in a hurry to return to the game, the Leafs had an appointment with the Blue Jackets in Columbus on the possible qualification round of the playoffs.
“This would be a good thing to change the ideas of the population,” he told Tavares, being obviously referring to the pandemic of sars coronavirus.