Do Calgary Roughnecks Need More Defense?

November 9, 2013

In 2013 the Calgary Roughnecks scored the most goals of any team in the National Lacrosse League, with 222. They also were tied for most goals against at 211. Obviously the offense seems to be in good shape. But do the Roughnecks need a boost on defense? In a nine-team league, it would be foolish to stand pat and assume you’ll be fine, so looking to improve should always be…


NLL Free Agent Watch: Calgary Roughnecks

November 3, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks have been busy this week—like everyone else—locking down their free agents. Since the NLL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement was announced on Oct 22, the Roughnecks have signed forward Jeff Shattler to a three-year deal, defensemen Dan McRae and Jon Harnett to two-year deals, and forward Dane Dobbie and goaltender Frankie Scigliano to one-year contracts. Calgary has also signed draft picks Garrett McIntosh, Jake Hayes and Karsen Leung. Free…


Calgary Roughnecks Ink Jeff Shattler to Three-Year Deal

October 31, 2013

The free agent frenzy is well underway in the National Lacrosse League with teams re-signing their players in bunches leading up to the start of training camps in late November. The Calgary Roughnecks announced the re-signing of seven players today, including defensemen Jon Harnett and Dan McRae, forward Dane Dobbie, as well as draft picks Garrett McIntosh and Jake Hayes and free agent Cody Hawkins. But the biggest signing for…


Trades that shaped the Calgary Roughnecks

October 30, 2013

As the Calgary Roughnecks prepare for their 13th season in the National Lacrosse League, let’s reflect on some of the key trades that have made the franchise into the powerhouse that it has become. The move that has arguably defined the course of the franchise happened just before the Roughnecks began their inaugural season when Calgary dealt first-round draft pick Blaine Manning to the Toronto Rock for Calgary native Kaleb…


Is Frankie Scigliano The Guy for the Calgary Roughnecks?

October 7, 2013

There were times during the 2013 NLL season when the Calgary Roughnecks had some challenges between the pipes. Coming off his first Goaltender of the Year award, Mike Poulin was expected to carry the defensive load for the team, but he was not able to match his 2012 performance. After posting a 10.27 goals against average with a .789 save percentage—both career bests—he slipped to a 12.70 GAA and a…


Who Replaces Nolan Heavenor on the Calgary Roughnecks?

September 29, 2013

Eight-year NLL veteran Nolan Heavenor announced his retirement last week to spend more time with his family, leaving a hole on the Calgary Roughnecks roster. In his seven seasons with the Roughnecks, Heavenor showed himself to be versatile as well as a tireless worker who inspired his teammates to bring their best effort game-after-game. Said General Manager Mike Board on, “He’s what a Roughneck is. He had passion for the…


NLL Depth Chart Examination: Calgary Roughnecks

September 27, 2013

Going into the 2014 National Lacrosse League season, the Calgary Roughnecks have won the West Division three years in a row and consider themselves disappointments. For a franchise that won two championships in their first nine years of existence, nothing short of a Champion’s Cup is considered good enough. The Roughnecks have made some roster moves in and around the recent draft in an effort to try to become more…


NLL Draft Report: Calgary Roughnecks

September 23, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks were busy around the 2013 NLL draft, making several moves all intended to move them closer to their goal of winning their third Champion’s Cup. Over the course of draft day, the Roughnecks moved one of their 2012 first-round picks, Joe Resetarits, and their second-round pick from last year, Jackson Decker, adding the 10th overall pick for this year’s draft, a couple picks in future drafts, and…


NLL Draft Needs: Calgary Roughnecks

August 31, 2013

With the NLL draft just a couple weeks away, the Calgary Roughnecks’ head office needs to narrow down their list of prospects, figure out what they most need, who has the most talent, and who has the best chance of improving their club. Calgary has been at or near the very top of league scoring for a couple years now, so offensive help is likely a fairly low priority. However,…