Shawn Williams Signs with Toronto Rock

November 14, 2014

The Toronto Rock have inked future NLL Hall of Famer Shawn Williams to a one year deal. The signing of Williams seemingly addresses the loss of Captain Colin Doyle on the left side of the Toronto offense. While the two are different players, they bring similar offensive output to a club. Williams veteran presence will also help as the Rock have become increasingly younger the past two seasons. Williams has bounced around the NLL some in recent years,…


NLL Off Season Recap: Toronto Rock

November 11, 2014

The Toronto Rock where one of the most active NLL teams this season, and one of the most talked about teams this off season, as news broke that Colin Doyle would miss the entire 2015 season after undergoing shoulder surgery. That wasn’t the only big news to set social media on fire, Rock Owner Jamie Dawick guaranteed a win in the Rocks home opener against the Buffalo Bandits. Getting back…


NLL Best of the Rest: Duffy, Yager, Ratcliff

November 7, 2014

In this week’s version of the “Best of the Rest” series we’re going to take our first look at a goaltender, head back out to the west coast and the WLA to take a look at an offensive player who doesn’t get nearly the credit he deserves and a transition player who briefly saw time in the NLL with the expansion Boston Blazers. As far as goaltenders getting a chance…


Rookie Watch: Counting Down the Top Ten

October 30, 2014

Going into the 2015 NLL Regular season, roster spots are limited, so even for 1st round NLL picks their floor time will likely be limited. Will take a look at what rookies should have the biggest impacts on their respective teams this season, guys drafted by teams who have holes to fill will likely have more impressive season, based largely on the fact they are more relied on to contribute….


NLL Best of the Rest: Porters, Adamson, Pelkey

October 29, 2014

So far throughout the “Best of the Rest” series we’ve largely looked at some of the most notable players without NLL contracts. This week will change our tune a bit, and take a look at four players who definitely do not get the recognition they deserve. Defensive players and even transition players often don’t get the attention of people with their ridiculous statistics, so its important to acknowledge players who…


NLL Undrafted Profiles: Kyle Isaacs

October 26, 2014

With the 2014 NLL draft becoming a distant memory, it’s important we don’t overlook players that went undrafted, as there are simply tons of talented players with elite level skill who were passed over in the draft. Every year we see a handful of kids who should have been selected in the draft, that some how slipped by every team, only to “come out of nowhere” and post respectable numbers at the…


Rookie Profile: Mark Cockerton

October 24, 2014

If the NLL draft was based on talent and talent alone Mark Cockerton would have been the first overall pick in the draft. Edmonton Rush Head Coach Derek Keenan was quoted in saying “He’s the most talented player available in the draft” and he would know having coached Cockerton to a 2011 Minto Cup Championship with the Whitby Warriors. Cockerton is such a dynamic player, he’s got elite level speed,…


Rose and Miller to Battle for Top Goalie in Toronto

October 23, 2014

Every season teams go into training camp with battles for the final few roster spots, internal battles for playing time & veterans battling rookies to stay in the show. With Toronto Rock training camp opening in just under a month’s time, the biggest battle within the organization will come in between the pipes. The goaltending situation has been unsettled since Bob Watson retired, with veterans like Matt Roik & Pat…


NLL Best of the Rest: Mallory, Murphy, Garland

October 20, 2014

In the first two weeks of our “Best of the Rest’ series we’ve focused on Ontario based players, this week will take you out to the West Coast and take a look at a couple Maple Ridge Burrards, an a recent WLA Champion from the Victoria Shamrocks. The WLA has an abundance of talent just waiting to get their shot at the NLL level. Some knock the Western league because…


NLL Best of the Rest: Attwood, Farthing, Brown

October 13, 2014

In the first week of the “Best of the Rest” series we took a look at two recent Mann Cup winners in Scott DeFrancesco and Tom Montour. This week will take a look at one of the most potent point producers Ontario has to offer in lefty offensive threat Chris Attwood. Then will take a look at two guys who have a huge impact on the defensive side of the ball…