National Lacrosse League and Players Association Reach 2013 Agreement

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July 18, 2012

The National Lacrosse League announced this evening that they and the Professional Lacrosse Players Association have reached an agreement on their collective bargaining agreement for the 2013 season. It is a one year collective bargaining agreement. The league and players association agreed to a seven year deal in 2008 with the final two years acting as an opt out for either party. On June 25th, the NLL opted out of…

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Derek Keenan Signs Extension

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July 18, 2012

Edmonton Rush head coach Derek Keenan will be returning to the Rush bench for at least one more season, as announced by the team today. Keenan has been the Edmonton coach for three years with a 21-27 record. He led Edmonton to their most successful post-season in franchise history, making it all the way to the Champions Cup last season. “Coach Keenan’s dedication, work ethic and preparation to the team…

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Roughnecks and Mammoth Schedule Pre Season Game in Langley

Today it was announced that the National Lacrosse League’s Calgary Roughnecks and Colorado Mammoth will face off in a pre season game on December 8th, 2012 in Langley, British Columbia. Last season the two teams to square off at the Langley Events Centre were the Washington Stealth and the Toronto Rock. The LEC is the home of the Western Lacrosse Association’s Langley Thunder. Tickers for the pre season match up…

July 18, 2012
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2013 NLL Free Agents: Toronto Rock

Coming off of a Championship season, Toronto was disappointed to lose to the Rochester Knighthawks in the Eastern Conference Championships. They have some big free agents this off season they would like to keep. Colin Doyle- There is probably no way that Doyle signs anywhere else but Toronto, I just can’t believe it. I would expect about a 95% chance he stays. Josh Sanderson- I also do not imagine Sanderson…

July 18, 2012
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2013 NLL Draft Prospects: Dhane Smith

When cuts were made for team Canada’s U19 squad heading to Turku, Finland, no doubt Dhane Smith was disappointed he didn’t make the cut. However, it may have been a blessing in disguise as the Kitchener/Waterloo star has been able to play with the big boys and show he’s ready to take the next step. Smith finished his fourth season with the Kitchener/Waterloo Braves of the OLA’s Junior A circuit…

July 17, 2012
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2013 NLL Free Agency: Buffalo Bandits

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July 17, 2012

We will be looking at all of the team needs for the National Lacrosse League today, and we begin today by looking at the free agents of the Buffalo Bandits. After we look at each team in the league, we will look at who they could look to bring in from an outside source, and who they will be looking to draft. Buffalo Bandits Anthony Cosmo – The Bandits acquired…

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Six Finalists announced for NLL Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Ballot

The National Lacrosse League has announced the six finalists on the ballot for the league’s Hall of Fame Class of 2012.  The ballot consists of five retired players and for the first time, a team. The players are Pat Coyle, Steve Dietrich, Chris Driscoll, Curt Malawksy & Regy Thorpe.  The team is the 1993 Buffalo Bandits, who are the only team in league history to go undefeated through a regular season and playoffs.  A…

July 16, 2012
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Steve Dietrich New Buffalo Bandits General Manager

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July 14, 2012

In Lacrosse We Trust has learned through multiple sources that the Buffalo Bandits have named former NLL goalie Steve Dietrich the new general manager of the team. Dietrich played in the National Lacrosse League with the Baltimore Thunder, Detroit Turbos, Rochester Knighthawks, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Edmonton Rush and Toronto Rock. Last week the Buffalo Bandits fired current general manager Darris Kilgour but kept him on as a head coach….

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2012 NLL Draft Prospects: Matt Gibson

The only rookie in the Major League Lacrosse all star game, Matt Gibson is a name already known to lacrosse fans. But can this former Yale player make it in the National Lacrosse League? 18th in MLL in scoring, the Lizards rookie has twenty three points in seven games, twelve of those being goals. Gibson helped the Yale Bull Dogs get into the NCAA tournament this season, where they fell…

July 10, 2012
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With Darris Kilgour Out, Who is the New Bandits GM?

The Buffalo Bandits have said they will announce their new general manager in a couple of weeks after they removed Darris Kilgour from his role as Bandits GM three days ago. Who could this new GM be? Some of the candidates that have been speculated on social media have been Marty O’Neill, Ed Comeau, Jamie Batley and current Bandits assistant coach Rich Kilgour. Whether or not any of them are…

July 9, 2012
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