It’s been a long term mission of Lisk’s to bring Resetarits to New England. He’s been hoping for two seasons that this move could be made, and now is an excellent time to bring in such a dynamic player.
“I think Joe not only helps us if Callum’s suspension is upheld after the appeal. But, after the suspension, Joe fits nicely into everything we want to do,” said Lisk.
Clark agreed with Lisk’s sentiment, and believes that Resetarits’ skill-set is exactly what is needed for the Black Wolves to remain one of the top teams in the East Division.
“I think [Resetarits] is the type of player that will fit in with the way we want to play offence,” said Clark. “His skill-set is conducive to how we want to play on offence. I also think he’s a good piece to fit in, with or without Callum.”
“It’s not a stop-gap measure where [Resetarits’] value diminishes when Callum comes back, I think it only enhances our team because he’s going to be a great complimentary player when Callum is back. I think the two of them are going to make each other better.”
Of course, the acquisition of Resetarits is just the latest hot news to go around the league and Uncasville, Connecticut. The team has made other moves to bolster the team’s roster such as bringing back their 2014 first round choice Quinn Powless, and trading draft picks to the Vancouver Warriors in exchange for Mackenzie Mitchell to add depth on defence.
Powless was a player that Lisk wanted to bring on board because of his natural ability to make smart decisions on the floor.
“We always wanted to bring Quinn back,” said Lisk. “We like his size and his lacrosse IQ is off the charts. He fits into how we want to play.”
Add to that, there are the steady all-pro caliber talents from players such as Stephan Leblanc and Tyler Digby, the breakout season of Riley O’Connor who has already matched his career-high in goals (18) and is only one point and one assist shy of tying bests in those categories over 11 games.
Then there’s the play of Dereck Downs who has the second-most goals among all rookies (14). Rookie Dave Emala has secured himself a spot on the floor the last five games and has proven to be a very useful talent, defensemen Greg Downing is on pace to set career-highs in caused turnovers and loose balls, and the coaching staff believes they have two goalies that can help them contend every night.
“Doug and Alexis have both played really well; neither of them has played their way out of the role,” said Clark. “We’ve had a couple of stretches where we’ve been riding the hot hand, but neither of them has really had a hiccup where they haven’t deserved to get another look.”