2016 NLL Season Preview: Colorado Mammoth

December 28, 2015

2015 Record: 9-9 (second in West Division/lost in first round of West playoffs) Team Acquisitions:  (F) Callum Crawford (F) Jackson Decker (D) Greg Downing (D) Ilija Gajic (D) Jordan Gilles (D) Josh Sullivan (D) Bryce Sweeting (F) Chris Wardle Team Losses: (D) Dan Ball (D) Tyler Codron (IR) (F) Cam Flint (PUP) (D) John Gallant (retired) (D) Ian Hawksbee (D) Colton Porter (D) Bob Snider (F) Alex Turner (F) Drew…


One on One With Florida Launch Defenseman Tucker Durkin

October 3, 2015

I want to thank Tucker Durkin for taking time to answer some questions.  Tucker is a human eraser that takes offensive players out of the game and is a prototype defenseman that GMs and coaches dream of drafting. Many analysts and commentators say that your style was suited for the pro game right out of college.  What do you feel are the major differences for defensemen making the transition from…


One on One With Florida Launch Defender PT Ricci

October 1, 2015

I have finally had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite players!  Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, PT.   PT Ricci: Andrew, thanks for the opportunity to speak with you. It’s a pleasure to be interviewed by one of my favorite lacrosse writers/websites. Many fans associate you with the Boston Cannons, but you were initially drafted by the Chesapeake Bayhawks. You won two MLL championships…


MLL Teams Making Moves Prior to Expansion

September 15, 2015

Last week MLL teams announced their 23 man protected rosters as coaches protected their core players before trimming down to the 12 man protected list prior to the Atlanta Blaze picking their first draft.  This week we are looking at some of the players that were released.  With an expansion team many of these players will find a spot on a roster.  The talent available in this round has some…


A Glance at the 2016 NLL Schedule

September 11, 2015

The 2016 National Lacrosse League schedule has arrived. That means us lacrosse fans have circled 18 weekends on our calendars reserved for watching as many games as possible (and attend some, if we’re lucky). Often times when the National Football League schedule is released, sports websites and analysts will try to predict the outcome of every game. I teased about this on Twitter but, it is far too early to…


Roughnecks Faceoff Game Moves On Without Snider

September 11, 2015

When the Calgary Roughnecks released future Hall of Famer and all time faceoff wins leader Geoff Snider a little over a month ago due to contract disputes it left what many seem to consider a huge hole in the roster, considering Snider has been the main man in faceoffs for Calgary since coming here from Philadelphia. Now with Snider being the friendly guy as everyone knows him to be and…


NCAA Preparation For 2016: Ready, Set, Go…

August 28, 2015

School has started, or is about to start, for all the colleges and universities fielding Division I lacrosse teams and the anticipation is growing for the 2016 season already. It is an exuberant time to be on campus, with new faces joining the crop of seasoned veterans. There are some points of emphasis for teams coming into the fall season with hopes of reaching Memorial Day. Coaching Philosophy As a…


McDaniels: Nine Things That Should Happen in MLL Offseason

August 26, 2015

It is never too early to begin to look ahead to what we want to see when the 2016 Major League Lacrosse season begins. Now that there are nine teams in the MLL, here are my nine things I would like to see happen this offseason: 9) Casey Powell suits up for one more season. Call me selfish, but even though Casey is pushing 40, he is only one year…


MLL Should Bask In Its Best Season

August 25, 2015

Last week, the Major League Lacrosse Twitter account tweeted, “How many games were won by a single goal?” The answer was 18 games, accounting for 31 percent of games during the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season. That tidbit effectively sums up the MLL season. Ever since the league’s inception in 2001, games have typically been very close, but competitiveness went to another level this summer. The best example is June…


One on One With Boston Cannons GM Kevin Barney

August 19, 2015

I would like to welcome Kevin Barney the Vice President and General Manager of the Boston Cannons. First and foremost thank you for taking time to answer our questions today. You have a very impressive New England sports background with the Patriots and the revolution. What drew you to the MLL? I became a lacrosse fan at Springfield College. They won the DIII National Championship my freshman year and I…