January 06, 2013


The extra spring in the roadsters' steps Sunday morning may not have come just from the pre-game shrimp feast.

Only hours before the season's second half officially got under way, the NHL and its players announced they'd finally resolved their labor difficulties that had already scuttled more than half of their schedule. And while the bright lights and big arenas of the pro game may be a long way from the concrete band box, slicked and flooded by more winter rain, some of the roadsters conceded the hockey impetus had suffered without a regular dose of the game the way it should be played to fuel their desire.

"I know when I see great plays it's inspiring," said Holt. "You want to try things out."

"Some of the awesome plays you see, the dekes, the moves, the highlight reel plays you see on TV, you want to mimic them on the court," said Lak Attack.

"It's a good culture to have some hockey back no matter where it is," said the Colonel.

"It gets guys excited," said Weeble. "A good game on the TV the night before gets them excited to get out and play the next morning."

The extra boost from the return of the pro game comes not a moment too soon, as the roadsters embark on the stretch drive after a lacklustre first half that was encumbered by lackadaisical attendance, goaltending crises and unsatisfactory half-court games.

With the Stanley Stick only four months away, it's time for the roadsters to get serious said Lak Attack.

"Everyone wants to find their legs, get their timing and get ready to peak at the right time," said the veteran centreman who continued his fine play as a substitute goalie on Sunday.

"Now is when you have a chance to create some chemistry, get familiar with all the players you play with," said Bam Bam.

Others, though, were more pragmatic.

"Today's driving force to come out was definitely that shrimp," said Weeble.

Posted by jaysuburb at January 6, 2013 03:45 PM

Scoob and I will be there tomorrow!

Posted by: Doo at January 12, 2013 09:48 PM