Lizards Trade Gibson, Acquire Kyle Hartzell

The New York Lizards continued making moves today acquiring some big name players and sending some away. First they traded for Kevin Copper and Matt Delonte of the Chesapeake Bayhawks for the second pick (Cam Holding) and 28th pick in today’s draft. Then the Lizards traded both Cooper and Delone to the Ohio Machine for defenseman Kyle Hartzell. New York also traded former MLL rookie of the year Matt Gibson…

December 11, 2013
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Analyzing the Lizards Offseason Moves

The New York Lizards finished the year as the second worst team in the league. Despite having some big names on the roster such as MLL Rookie of the Year Rob Pannell, Goalie Drew Adams, midfielder Max Seibald and defenseman Brian Karalunas, the Lizards knew they need to improve. And improve they did, by a lot. The Lizards made two moves that puts this team in the playoff mix and…

December 5, 2013
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Lizards Rebuilding Roster After Hyped Season Fizzles

November 19, 2013

A lot went right in head coach Joe Spallina’s first year leading the (then) Long Island Lizards. A lot went wrong in his second year with the New York Lizards. Still, the roster (on paper) is littered with MLL All-Stars and difference makers. Another busy off-season of impactful moves saw management address questions at the midfield, bring in another threat on attack, and add some veteran leadership. Here is a…

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Lizards Trade Matthews for DeNapoli

November 15, 2013

Closing out a busy week of trading for New York, the Lizards have acquired Long Island native Steve DeNapoli and a 4th round supplemental draft pick from the Rochester Rattlers in exchange for Mark Matthews. The 2011 Hofstra University graduate was drafted in the 5th round (30th overall) by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in 2011. DeNapoli played in five games with the Bayhawks in his rookie season before being traded to…

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Will Crotty Bring Lizards to Promise Land?

November 12, 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Lizards are the talk of the offseasons’ biggest moves. First, they sent veteran midfielder Stephen Peyser to the Ohio Machine in exchange for john Austin and the 13th overall pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft. Austin can be a good complimentary piece on New York’s midfield but he is not expected to blow anyone away. The former University of Delaware and Shoreham, NY…

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Projected Protected Roster: New York Lizards

October 14, 2013

After falling to Denver in the 2012 semis, New York stumbled to find itself throughout 2013, going 4-10. They were able to keep pace with teams and put up fights, but the chemistry for the black and green was limited. One thing the Lizards have going for them is youth. The likes of Rob Pannell, Steve Mock, Jojo Morasco and those guys, allows Coach Spallina to build around them. With…

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MLL Season Recap: New York Lizards

August 28, 2013

The New York Lizards are now looking to the 2014 season, with the 2013 campaign over with. The Lizards finished the season with a record of 4-10, and in seventh place in the standings. New York missed the playoffs the playoffs but finished the season with a win over the Ohio Machine. The Lizards also had this year Rookie of the Year Rob Pannell on the team. The Lizards spent…

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Out of Contention: New York Lizards

August 7, 2013

When the Lizards drafted Rob Pannell last year, it was the talk of the league, especially when he decided to stay at Cornell an extra year. This seasons draft proved even more interesting when New York traded for Mark Matthews. Adding Matthews to a big attack unit made up of Tommy Palasek, Matt Gibson, and eventually Pannell, made it seem as if they were going to be one of the…

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