Cannons Announce 2014 Coaches

December 9, 2013

The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse today announced their coaching staff for the 2014 season. Head Coach John Tucker begins his second season at the helm of the Cannons and has named his assistants for the upcoming MLL season. Tom Slate and Andrew Pons are new additions to the Cannons coaching staff, and Jim Murphy returns for his 12th season with the organization. “When we promoted John to head…

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Cannons Make Moves, More to Come

November 26, 2013

The Boston Cannons made headlines this week when they acquired top defender Brodie Merrill, midfielder Martin Cahil and traded away PT Ricci. They also traded away a top rookie from last season, Cam Flint. We spoke with Cannons GM Kevin Bareny about the moves.   1.      Obviously, Merrill is a huge acquisition. Was there concern about the defense? Anytime you have a chance to get arguable the greatest player to…

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Cannons Acquire Brodie Merrill

November 26, 2013

The Florida Launch, Major League Lacrosse’s newest team, has executed a trade with the Boston Cannons that will send 2005 Cascade Rookie of the Year and six-time Warrior Defensive Player of the Year Brodie Merrill, midfielder Martin Cahill and the 37th overall selection in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft to Boston in exchange for defenseman PT Ricci, midfielder Lee Coppersmith and the 12th overall selection in the draft.   “I am…

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Cannons Supplemental Draft Preview

November 15, 2013

Anytime a team finishes 5-9, its fans will be demanding changes in the offseason. Local media outlets will blow rumors out of proportion. Expect the Boston Cannons to improve in 2014. Don’t expect to see much roster turnover though. Sure, they are flawed – but the Cannons are much closer to competing than the Ohio Machine or the Rochester Rattlers. There are very few holes on this roster; that’s the…

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MLL Season Recap: Boston Cannons

September 9, 2013

The Boston Cannons finished the season in disappointing fashion, I am sure something that would be verified by their players.  The attack dominant offense could not find enough in the tank to make it to the playoffs for a run at the title.  Points were heavily in favor of their attack, which needed balance from their midfield.  The defense and goal did not show their usual strengths either.  The mid…

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What Went Wrong for the Cannons?

August 11, 2013

 The Boston Cannons are normally a team that is in the playoff picture year in and year out. In 2013 the Cannons missed the playoffs after stumbling through the first six games of the season and then tripped up in the final weeks. The Cannons finished their season with a record of 5-9 and in sixth place. They went were one of the worst teams in the MLL at the…

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MLL: Battle for Fifth Between Cannons, Rattlers

August 10, 2013

It’s a gloomy day for the cities of Rochester and Boston as their teams end their 2013 season campaigns in tonight’s match up against one another. To make things even drearier, this may be the last time Rochester will see its beloved team on the lacrosse field, possibly ever. With declining attendance, missing the playoffs three years in a row, and playing two “home” games in different states (Georgia &…

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