As the Regina Pats sold off several of their key veterans on Monday every general manager in the Western Hockey League was faced with questions about their plans for Saturday’s trade deadline.
The Swift Current Broncos aren’t looking to go all-in to win or have a fire sale as they approach this year’s deadline.
“We know we’re not in a position of a Brandon or Medicine Hat,” said Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb. “Everyone has a different agenda. I think we’re just right in the middle. We’re not buyers. We’re not sellers.”
“We want to improve our team. If we can do that we will do that. If not we have to keep plowing ahead.”
If the Broncos do make a move it would likely be one for a player that could help beyond just the remainder of this season.
“Something that is going to be back,” Lamb said. “Something that fills a hole. It’s going to be a tough trade deadline. It’s going to be tough for a lot of teams. You’ve got to see what you’re up against.”
“We have a lot of good pieces to our team. I think we can beat anybody just like anybody on any given night. We have to be very realistic about what we’re doing.”
Swift Current hasn’t waited until the trade deadline to add pieces to their roster this season. They’ve brought in veterans Ayrton Nikkel, Carter Rigby, Linden Penner and Griffin Foulk since the puck first dropped on the regular season in September.
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