As the Regina Pats get ready to finish an eight-game road trip in Brandon Wednesday night, many fans are wondering when Head Coach/General Manager John Paddock will strengthen its team for a playoff and Memorial Cup run.
Paddock’s answer is that he really doesn’t have one.
“I don’t really have any idea at this time.” Paddock said. “There are a lot of if’s and but’s out there, but nothing concrete has been established.
Paddock says he would like to have some deals made sooner than later, but not all agree with his philosophy.
“I would like to get things done sooner which is the same stance I had three years ago when we started trading our veteran players so that they know where they are going, but it doesn’t always work that way.” Paddock tokl 620 CKRM’s Mitchell Blair.
The Pats have made one move to strengthen their lineup as they picked up Cale Fleury last month in a trade with Kootenay.
As for when some other dominos will fall both here, and across the league, Paddock feels fans will have to wait a little longer.
“History tells me that deals are agreed upon during the Christmas break or around the World Juniors, but I think the most activity will be between January 2 and 10.” Paddock stated.
The Pats go into Wednesday’s game with a record of 15-12-2.