(27.10.2007) Henrike Wöbking. Todd Warriner joined the Cologne Sharks prior to the 2007/08 campaign to fill the third line center position. At the roadgame in Mannheim he got his ankle hurt and is working hard on his come-back since. We met the 33-year-old Canadian between his numerous rehab-appointments. In this interview he not only evaluates his current situation, but talks about his special connection with HHOF-member Cliff Fletcher as well as about his abilities in soccer.
Due to the center-rotation system, it looks like the original lines didn’t get that much chance to gel. Does it at least help later in the season that everybody knows how to play with anybody?
I’ve been on teams where there is always a line or two they try to keep together for obvious reasons, when they are scoring or when there is a lead to hold for example. As you get deeper in the season your depth becomes real important. There’s always gonna be injuries and players in and out. So I think, anytime you can mix and match, you get guys familiar. We all play the same way, as our system is one that suits everyone. I think guys can interchange and play together. You need that. You have to have that especially when guys go down.