April 16, 2017

Roadster rue readiness for Stanley Stick

Heading into next Sunday’s regular season finale, many of the roadsters are still searching for their Stanley Stick game face.

A dearth of full-court games and ongoing weather woes that scuttled 10 weeks of the season have players questioning their form for the two-game championship finale.

“I think it’s going to be quite a different Stanley Stick because of the shortage of games,” said Lak Attack, who was on the losing side in both half-court games on Sunday. “Nobody has had a chance to play with everyone. It’s definitely going to be a challenge.”

Sunday’s game was a case in point. Despite perfect weather and a dry court, the Easter holiday and illness kept some key players from the court. That necessitated another half-court game.

“It’s kind of hard because we’ve played so few full court games,” said Scooby. “We don’t know how prepared some of the guys are going to be for the Stick. We don’t know how many subs we’re going to have.”

Some of the roadsters who are eligible for the Stick have only played a handful of regular season games. That could make it tough for them to develop chemistry with their teammates.

“You wonder if guys who haven’t been out in a while whether that will affect chemistry in the Stick,” said Scooby.

Even with a depleted lineup Sunday, the roadsters who did report were determined to get into Stanley Stick form.

“I think you’re just trying to build up your endurance that you can run and gun a bit,” said Lak Attack. “It’s a chance to work on the hands, make good crisp passes, and try to be in the right position for guys to find you.”

Posted by jaysuburb at April 16, 2017 08:41 PM

Hey boys who all in for tom will we have enough for tom game it been a while seen I been on the courts had a awesome vacation

Posted by: Twizzler at April 22, 2017 08:35 PM

It will be good to have you back Doo, in whatever capacity you can participate. Lak is several steps slower so you won't have to worry about his back-checking. He was the only player that was 0-2 last Sunday and rumour has it that he isn't even in good enough condition to play both games of the Stick. I guess time catches up with everyone eventually. lol

Posted by: The Colonel at April 19, 2017 06:05 PM

Hey gang! Looking forward to being there rain or shine Sunday for the regular season finale.

I will be playing but I probably won't be able to play the entire game as I'm not quite there yet.

See y'all then!

Posted by: Doo at April 19, 2017 03:09 PM