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Over the last couple weeks we’ve been hearing about how this trade will benefit our beloved Roughnecks, how that new player will be the key to our new season, etc., etc., etc. All of this rhetoric is coming from our questionable General Manager Kurt Silcott.
In more than a few conversations I’ve been privy to not a single person can see a solid reason or motivation for what Silcott is doing. I’m not just referring to lunch break conversations and water cooler talks either, some of these conversations are with individuals both close to the team and veterans of the game — yes, that also includes fans that have been watching the game since before I was born. (more…)
For the last few games, the Calgary Roughnecks have been on a steady rise. Sure, they were in the running for the playoffs but over the last 6 games they’ve actually started to look like a championship team. Goals are being scored by all the top players and everyone else, “The Door” Curtis Palidwor is in tip top shape right now, and the team stats just keep going up.
Most importantly — at least to me and three or four other people — are the powerplay stats. For the first 2/3rd’s of the season the Roughnecks powerplay has been abysmal. They would average 1–2 out of 6–8 which is far below the league average for powerplays. These numbers, in case you haven’t been keeping track, are steadily going up though. The boys are generally getting at least 50% or higher on their powerplays now. Currently placed 4th overall for the powerplay in the entire NLL.
Any Roughnecks fan that reads the Calgary Sun or knows someone that does will have heard by now that Jesse Phillips is considering retirement. The article, written by Ty Pilson, was in today’s Calgary Sun and posted on their website.
Phillips, who’s been having trouble with his right knee since before the season began, will be making his final decision in the next week or so. Since Phillips didn’t play the summer season in 2005 this injury is definitely not something to be taken lightly.