The Montreal Canadiens are just a couple of weeks away from getting together for training camp.
Right now only a couple of players are in Montreal taking part in optional Phase 2 activities at the Bell Sports Complex.
One of the players that didn't make it back to Montreal is franchise player and starting goalie Carey Price.
Price spoke to the media for the first time in awhile and said it's not exactly all systems go yet and players still have concerns.
While Price revealed that he's been practicing at the local WHL facilities in Washington state, he like many other players aren't exactly 100% confident things are good to go.
"We have, obviously, a unique situation right now. The NHL and NHLPA are trying to make the best of a very difficult situation. Moving forward I'd like to play, but we have a lot of questions that need to be answered,"
“I have about an equal amount of optimism and pessimism [the 2020 season can be completed],” Price said. “It’s a very unusual situation; I want the opportunity to be able to play for a Stanley Cup, but I want to be able to continue living life normally. A lot of cases haven’t panned out, for a lot of people, very well. I have friends’ family members who have passed away from COVID-19, it’s nothing to balk at. It’s a very serious situation and I don’t think everybody has all the answers, so that’s why I feel that way.”
If things get rolling again, Price is confident the Canadiens can benefit from the 24 team tournament style.
“I know we’re a pretty underrated team,” Price continued. “We’re a very streaky team. We’ve proven that we can get really hot, and that’s what it’s all about in the playoffs.”