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Chiefs pleased with Eastern swing

The Spokane Chiefs have a positive experience on their exhausting eastern swing. Now they settle in for two of their four home games in November, Friday against Edmonton and Saturday against Tri-Cities.

The weekend should be a good gauge to see where the Chiefs are. Considering they would not make the playoffs (yes, there are 55 games left), maybe an upgrade is needed - or selling out for the future.

“We don’t have anything on the burner right now,” Spokane GM Tim Speltz said. (More below).

“You’re  open, always talking always looking, for ways you can  improve but we have nothing on the burner right now,” Speltz said. “Right now it appears to be a quiet time as far as we’re concerned. I haven’t heard a lot of names out there, that’s for sure. I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a little bit of action beteen tha and Christmas, typically there always is.”

There have been a smattering of moves, but nothing earth-shattering and certainly not a flood.

“You’re at the quarterpole, 18 games,” Speltz said. “When you get to a third of the way through, which is 24 games, everybody has a pretty good handle on what they are or what they could be.


“I think we were behind where we wanted to be at the start. I think there were things we had to improve on and take steps. Now I belive we have taken a step. We’re not where we want to be, but we’ve taken a step and we’re moving in the right direction.

“One thing always hope your team, which is reflection of your coaching staff, is if they’re playing hard. If they are, it’s wway easier to get an assessment of where they are . That part has been good for us.”




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