2015 NLL Breakout Players: Brodie MacDonald

October 19, 2014

Brodie MacDonald is the Swarm’s newest goalie. The 25-year-old Vernon, B.C. native was acquired by the Swarm in a trade with the Edmonton Rush, prior to the NLL Entry Draft. In the trade the Swarm sent Tyler Carlson and draft picks. With trading last year’s starting goalie for the young back-up from Edmonton, the Swarm have opened the door for MacDonald to start making a name for himself as a…

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What Do the Rattlers Need for Next Year

September 8, 2014

The Rochester Rattlers had one of the most impressive seasons this year, especially when you think that they went 6-8 during their 2013 campaign. The Rattlers were able to garner the top seed in the MLL playoffs, with a record of 10-4. During the last draft the Rattlers were able to draft Jordan Wolf, Miles and Ty Thompson, and Mark Cockerton. Now Ty Thompson only played in one game and…

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Will Higgins get a Shot with the Swarm?

August 21, 2014

The Minnesota Swarm now have a small goalie situation because the team trade Tyler Carlson, who was more or less the default starting goalie for the last two seasons, for Brodie MacDonald now formerly of the Edmonton Rush. This creates a bit of a dilemma for the coaches. Macdonald has shown in a few games to have the goods to produce as a number one in the NLL, but it…

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From Bottom to Top: The Lizards in Review

August 19, 2014

The New York Lizards this season were one of top teams in the MLL. They made the playoffs as the second seed, were second in goals against, were tied for the best home record in the league, the best penalty kill, had the number two point getter in the MLL in Rob Pannell, and had one of the top goalies in the league this season. The Lizards accomplished all but…

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Minnesota Gets a Veteran in the Defense in Grimes

August 16, 2014

Photo Credit: Dan Brodie The Minnesota Swarm traded for Mike Grimes who was under contract with the Vancouver Stealth. The Swarm gave up both Dane Stevens and Tyler Hass, while getting Grimes and a third round pick in the 2016 draft. Acquiring Grimes gives the Swarm a veteran leader on the back line. As an eight-year veteran of the NLL, Grimes has played in 115 games over those eight years….

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Minnesota Buzzing in the Offseason

August 5, 2014

After a very disappointing season by the Minnesota Swarm, in which the team went 4-14 and scored fewer than 200 goals on the season, the Swarm have been one of the more active teams in this offseason. They have already thrown out their usual playbook of acquiring as many draft picks as possible and started to trade away some of their horded surplus of picks. Sticking to the game plan…

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The Hunt For a Top Seed : Lizards vs. Hounds

August 1, 2014

The New York Lizards will be taking on the Charlotte Hounds tonight in a tilt that the Lizards hope will help propel them into a top seed for the fast approaching playoffs. The Lizards sit in third place in the MLL Standings with a record of 7-5. While their opponents, the Hounds, sit in seventh place with a record of 4-8. The Lizards have had an impressive season so far…

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Vikings in Denver: Team Norway Preview

July 6, 2014

Norway is coming off some disappointing finishes in the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 European Championships, finishing 24th at Worlds and 14th at the European Championships. With no World Championship under their belt the Norwegians gain a lot of experience at the international stage that has been hard to come by in the northern European countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland. The Norwegian participated in the Scandinavian Lacrosse Challenge…

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Y Driegiau Coch: Team Wales Preview

July 3, 2014

Y Driegiau Coch means “The Red Dragon” in Welsh and the Welsh National team will be channeling that fierceness during their World Championship run come July the 10th. The Welsh are coming off some steady performances at the 2010 and 2012 World and European Championships respectively, placing 11th at the 2010 Worlds and 10th at the 2012 European Championships. Wales has been a consistent team when it comes to final…

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