It's my Parting Shot for my reactions to the headlines in today's Star-Phoenix Sports Section...
First headline...Roosevelt refreshed, ready to go. My reaction...Obviously, that's good news. Following the trio of impressive wins over B-C at home, at Edmonton and Labour Day weekend over Winnipeg, the Roughriders have been treading water on offence...not nearly as explosive, thanks to nicks and injuries to Namaan Roosevelt (pictured) and Duron Carter. When the Green and White have those two heaIthy, to go alone with Bakari Grant, Rob Bagg and Caleb Holley, the Saskatchewan offence ranks right up there with the best in the C-F-L! But, any absences and that ranking goes down significantly!
Next headline...Gordie Howe complex expanding to new levels. Reaction...every time I swing by the complex, something has changed...and it's exciting to see. The one thing not mentioned in the article, that is going to insure the complex's long-term success, is something that has yet to be announced. And, when it is, it'll be a deal-maker for the Gordie Howe Complex!
Last headline...Sabres' Eichel inks 8-year deal. My reaction...Colour me unimpressed. I think Jack Eichel is a talent. But, until he raises Buffalo into playoff prominence...like Connor McDavid in Edmonton and Auston Matthews in Toronto...this is not money well-spent!