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,…


NLL: Calgary Roughnecks Draft Needs

June 21, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks finished the 2013 regular season in first place in the NLL West Division for the third straight year. And for the third straight year, they did not win the Champion’s Cup. Going into this year’s draft, Roughnecks’ management will be seeking to find the piece or two that will finally put them over the hump and bring home another title. Calgary has the sixth pick in every…


Off Season Wish List: Calgary Roughnecks

June 8, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks finished the 2013 NLL regular season with their third straight first-place finish in the West Division and, for the third straight season they did not make it to the Champion’s Cup, leaving a sour taste in their collective mouths. While many teams might consider leading the division to be a success, the Roughnecks aren’t satisfied with the result and will be looking to challenge for a championship…


NLL Season Recap: Calgary Roughnecks

May 11, 2013

For the third straight year, the Calgary Roughnecks finished the regular season in first place in the NLL West but bowed out early in the playoffs. For head coach Curt Malawsky, this was an unmitigated disaster. Said Malawsky after Calgary lost 14-13 to the Washington Stealth in the West Division Final (via, “The season is a waste. Straight up. You don’t win – it’s a failure. All of the hard…


NLL: Washington Stealth Earn Berth In Finals

May 5, 2013

After persevering through several waves of pressure, the Washington Stealth beat the Calgary Roughnecks 14-13 and are going to their third Champion’s Cup game in four years. In a game in which they never trailed but saw their opponent tie the game several times, Washington was always able to retake the lead and kill any momentum Calgary was building. The Stealth will now face the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks in…


NLL: Calgary Roughnecks Host Washington Stealth in West Division Final

May 4, 2013

Saturday afternoon the Calgary Roughnecks will take on the Washington Stealth in the West Division Final. The Stealth won the season series 2-1 with each team earning a two-goal win and Washington taking the rubber match by just a single goal. Further, the Stealth are 4-1 while visiting the Scotiabank Saddledome since moving to Everett from San Jose. The last time these two teams met in the postseason, Washington came…


NLL:Roughnecks Blow Out Mammoth in Division Semis

April 29, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks cruised to a 15-10 victory over the Colorado Mammoth in the West Division semi-finals on Saturday night. The win takes the Roughnecks through to the second round of the playoffs, where they will host the Washington Stealth in a game that will determine who gets to represent the West in the Champion’s Cup. After getting behind by two quick goals early in the first quarter, Calgary got…


NLL: Calgary Roughnecks Host Colorado Mammoth in Round One

April 26, 2013

The first round of the NLL playoffs begins on Saturday and in the West Division, the first place Calgary Roughnecks (9-7) will host the fourth-place Colorado Mammoth (7-9). The Roughnecks won the season series against the Mammoth two-games-to-one and were 8-4 against division rivals. The Mammoth were only 4-6 within the West Division, but they won five of their last seven games and their last two wins of the season…