By now you’ve seen the meme of Andy Towers stock piling Canadian talent.
You know they use six offensive guys rather than three attack and three middies to run their pairs and trips offense.
It makes them hard to game plan against because they are always moving off ball and of course their stick skills are so damn good.
In addition to the pressure of being the hunted instead of the hunter in 2022, the Chaos will have to figure out how to play a full PLL season after an NLL season which is a hurdle they didn’t have to overcome in 2021.
Just how many key members of the Chaos play in the NLL?
Dan Coates – Rochester Knighthawks
Mark Glicini – San Diego Seals
Ian MacKay – Buffalo Bandits
Kyle Jackson – Halifax Thunderbirds
Tanner Cook – Calgary Roughnecks
Dhane Smith – Buffalo Bandits
Challen Rogers – Toronto Rock
Wes Berg – San Diego Seals
Chris Cloutier – Buffalo Bandits
Curtis Dickson – Calgary Roughnecks
Chase Fraser – Buffalo Bandits
Ryan Smith – Rochester Knighthawks
Andrew Kew – Albany Firewolves
Tehoka Nanticoke – Buffalo Bandits
Mac O’Keefe – San Diego Seals
Blaze Riorden – Philadelphia Wings
Josh Byrne – Buffalo Bandits
The 22 week NLL regular season ends in late April.
What are the chances all of these players escape the NLL season uninjured?
The Seals (9-2) and Bandits (10-1) could very well meet in the championship. Your best players will at the very least be gassed when arriving to training camp.
Seventeen members of the roster will not be as fresh as they were last June and all of them will be a year older. That’s how time works.
The Chaos not being the betting favorites seems wrong. At the very least, we desperately want to see how Tehoka fits into this roster.