19 January 2006


When Boswell was initially called into camp, I wondered why Michael Parkhurst wasn't chosen. Well, he was, but Michael declined the invitation to camp on the advice of Steve Nicol. While I understand Michael's reasoning behind this, I'm a bit surprised that Steve Nicol would suggest it. Barring severe injury, Parkhurst has just as much to gain from being around an international camp as Boswell. In short, he could gain some valuable high level experience. I would think Steve Nicol would be okay with that, knowing that Parkhurst is unlikely to actually make a roster, and therefore to hurt the Revs during the season. But then again, it's not like I coached the top team in the Eastern Conference last season.