Rigs GM in no rush to deal

DARREN FRIESEN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:53 AM ET

A loss tonight against the Arizona Sting won't be enough to make Kurt Silcott shake up his roster.

That said, the Calgary Roughnecks general manager said he's always listening to offers.

"I'm really confident in the group that we've got but we're going to listen and see what happens," said Silcott about the impending NLL trade deadline Tuesday. "I don't anticipate much happening because everyone feels like they are in the playoff race. Even the teams at 2-8 feel if they put three or four wins together they can be right back in the race."

Following Tuesday's trade deadline, the Roughnecks will have six games remaining in the regular season, all against West Division opponents.

Heading into tonioght's game, Calgary (5-4) sits third in the West behind Arizona (6-3) and the league leading Colorado Mammoth (9-1).

Both San Jose and Edmonton are 5-3 and the Portland Lumberjax sit in last at 2-8.

According to Silcott, the West is still wide open, which is the reason GMs around the NLL are reluctant to mess with their respective team's chemistry right now.

"We all call each other all the time and talk about things but this year, more so than other years, everyone feels like they're in it," he said.

"I've talked to pretty much every GM in the league and right now, no one's willing to do anything."

Following tonight's game, the Roughnecks and Sting will meet twice more -- next Saturday and Friday, April 13.

Silcott places emphasis on these games as Calgary's insurance to a playoff berth.

"We think we're in a great position right now," he said. "We're planning on winning tonight and then we're tied for second. Then we've just got to outduel Arizona down the stretch and win one more against them. If we win two out of three against Arizona, and take care of business against Portland and Edmonton, we'll be in good shape."


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