Moving on up?

After Marketlab’s 10-4 lopsided win last night to improve to 3-0, my team asked me about moving up next season.  Moving up to the top division is not easy thats for sure.  At the same time though, we have finished at the top of the division 4 out of the last 5 seasons.  Its a move I am really considering next season.

The only downside would be our weaker skaters on the team would struggle.  According to a few players who play in that division, the weaker skaters we have would be too much of a drop off in talent for the top division.  We would win a few games in that division, but we wouldn’t be competitive with teams like the Fury, Pfieffer, and the Grand Valley team.

Another thing to consider is the health of the team.  We have a player coming back for the first time in 8 months after injuring his MCL.  Do we really want his rehab return to be in that top division?  Then you have me fighting this darn groin injury that just does not want to go away.

I am going to consider this move for next season though just based on what happened last night.  I want a challenge when I play, and last night was nothing of the sort.  Of course, we played one of the bottom rung teams.  The real test will be the 3 games we play when we get back from break when we play the top teams in the league once again.

2 Replies to “Moving on up?”

  1. I vote you guys move up. I think you’ll be competitive, and even win a few games in the top league. It’ll probably take a few sessions to challenge for a title. Maybe even a few roster moves.

  2. The roster moves would be the key. We have a great top line, but our second line consists of players who are Aluminum quality. These players have been the core of our team for years now. I remember the days when I used to play on teams that moved up and there were players on the team that became casualties because they weren’t as good. I don’t know if I want to go that route.

    A lot will not only depend on the end result of this season, but who wants to come back next season, and who can play on what nights. Last night’s game was just not competitive for us, but we have the meat of our schedule coming up with the next 4 games. We will know where we stand after that.

    I am just happy that we have taken that first step to ask about moving up. I know that my team won’t want to start cutting out the players that can’t play in that league though. Especially the ones that have been on the team for over a year.

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