Business as usual for Riggers owner

DARREN FRIESEN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:36 AM ET

Like everyone associated with the Calgary Roughnecks franchise, owner Brad Banister was disappointed to see his team lose to the Arizona Sting Saturday night.

Emotions aside, though, Banister said the business of the Roughnecks will continue as usual.

"Everything's for sale at the right price," said Banister on whether he has thought further about selling the NLL franchise he purchased in 2001.

"I'm fine with things right now, we'll be there next year -- same ol' thing.

"We're in lease negotiations over the summer, so we'll be playing again next year."

Conversely, Banister expects changes to the on-floor product during the off-season, although, minor ones.

"You always got to look to get a little bit younger," he said.

"We're probably going to have some guys retire and we'll have to fill those spots with draft picks and other players.

"I think the team will click but it just wasn't very good timing on their part last night.

"We'll be looking at all aspects of the team. Obviously, goaltending was a little bit suspect this year.

"So, if someone comes available this year, we might have to do a deal for one."


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