I thought I would share this with everyone. Wes chats with the fans on gostampsgo.com
Hello all and Happy New Year to you. Hope you all had as good a christmas as I did. Lets get right down to it;
I beleive thr fist questions was about my reaction when I was first traded to winnipeg. I was upset no doubt but it was kind of mixted emotions there. I was happy to be heading back to my home town in winnipeg but was really upset about leaving the team and city that I really fell in love with. We had really built something special on defence and that's what I was most upset about.
Next, locker room change? Ya I noticed a change but I think that had most to do with winning and being in a playoff hunt. But also a big part of that comes from the top and trickles down. And obviously there is a huge change with the ownership and coaching staff in a positive way. Adding all these quality poeple to the organization made a great club even that much better. A big part of why I resigned.
My role, the most asked question any where I go?? And very understanding why it would be. When I got here Tom told me that things were going very good and they were, we're on a role and heading to the playoffs. So he didn't want to rock the boat, and I understood and agreed fully. It was tough no doubt but it was what was best for the team and our success. Now, I am a starter in this league absolutely and would of had the oppurtunity to go to FA and do that for alot of other teams. So my decision to stay shows that I will have a role on this team. I am excited about what Denny has planned for me. Trey is a heck of a player and you wont see his role decrease, I don't think. You'll see both of us doing alot of different things. Stay tunned!
I have not moved back to Calgary just yet, I might in the future but just don't know yet. I will train as I always do. I am a strength and conditionong coach myself in the off season and have a whole program that I have put together and tweaked over the last few years.
Again, I am happy to be back and look forward to the up coming season back in the red and white. There is no doubt in my mind, and I am not just saying this, we will be the team to beat this year. And good luck to everyone trying.