Sheffield Steelers skipper waits to meet new buddies

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Jonathan Phillips have captained Sheffield Steelers with distinction for years.

But that doesn’t mean he has any great insight into who will be skating alongside him, next season.

“I’m not one of those guys who turns the computer on every day to see if we have signed a player or not” says the Welsh winger. “I will wait until training camp and see who sits beside me in the locker room. I have faith in Doug (Christiansen) that he’ll select the right people and players.

“He knows what he wants and is prepared to wait for it. If the right guys all suddenly became available he wouldn’t shy away from signing the whole team. That isn’t going to happen though and if it takes until mid August to get the right players he believes will win us a championship then that’s how it will be.”