A Shuffled Platoon

Although the team is undefeated, the team makes a couple moves in search of more consistency.
by Che Guevara | January 3, 2013, 4:29 PM ET

There is talk of some tinkering in Havana, even though the team is 10-0 to start the season, the coach doesn't like what he has seen from a few players. 

"Well we haven't been that great on the power play yet this season, and would like to address that”, explained special teams consultant Frank Mahovlich. "We want to bring up a few young lads who have been playing their hearts out for the Revolt and see what they can do."

Word has it those call-ups will be David Rundblad, Aaron Johnson and Jay Beagle. Rundblad has been outstanding putting up 69 points in 11 games as farm teams scoring is out of control! Beagle leads the Revolt with 84 points in the same number of games. "We don’t expect them to score in the same fashion they were in the farm league, but I think its fair to say they earned this opportunity." commended Revolution coach Doug Gilmour

To make room for these call-ups the Revolution indicated that Tommy Wingles will return to the Revolt in hopes he can find a scoring touch. In 10 games with the Revolution he has 2 assists, 8 PIM's and is a team worst +2. GM Prozeller wouldn't confirm what other movements would occur to accommodate the additional defencemen but it is speculated there was some trade talk surrounding a couple of the team’s defenceman already but nothing is being announced. 

Even a strong start to the season, isn't enough to stop this team from trying to improve! "If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse. That’s what I was always told, it’s what I believe and its how I operate. How can I be a GM in this league if I don’t explore every opportunity to get better? You can’t!" ranted GM Prozeller. He then continued on "We can’t sit back and say well because we are 10-0 everything is fine....as pointed out numerous times by you media folk we haven't played the "best of the best" yet, so we should try and fix our faults now before we run into that, otherwise we could be embarrassed...I mean look at the Ottawa Slammers, they started strong and then got smoked 10-2 by Whitehorse...you think I want that happening to my team...NO WAY

The Havana Revolution continue to push themselves to get better as this season moves on, trying to right all the wrongs before hit the inevitable wall. Havana continues the strive towards perfection tonight as they take on Reykjavik, with their first line-up change since starting the season.

Tickets for the game are basically sold out, but if you’re still wanting some, Cohiba along with the Revolution's new social media host Paulina Gretzky are running an auction for charity outside the main gates which includes suites, single tickets and other 'interesting' prizes! 

"Revolution is not an action, its a process!" ~ Huey Newton

¡Viva La Revolucion!



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