Montreal Canadiens David Desharnais, bottom left, Michael Bournival, top left, P.K. Subban and an unidentified player, 2nd from right, run endurance tests during team practice at the Brossard Sports complex in Montreal on Thursday September 18, 2014.
MONTREAL — We sit in a dark, quiet corner of the bleachers Thursday, watching men practise long jumps on synthetic field turf. Except for a stale “whirrrr” buzzing from the neon lights, there is no sound. About a half dozen photographers cue in on the muscular hockey players, whose bodies glisten under a layer of sweat.
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