Mammoth Sign All Three Draft Picks

October 11, 2012

After we heard the Washington Stealth announce they had signed all their picks, the Colorado Mammoth were quick to follow suit. Colton Clark, who was the ninth overall pick signed but the team did not announce how long the deals were. Also signed were the fifth and sixth round picks Alex Demopolous and Jaeden Gastaldo. Demopolous has played in Colorado before, going to the University of Denver and the Colorado…

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NLL Announces Toronto and Rochester Pre Season Game in Montreal

October 11, 2012

Wednesday morning it was announced that the NLL will return to Montreal’s Bell Centre on Saturday, December 15th at 7:30pm when the Rock face the 2012 Champion’s Cup winners, the Rochester Knighthawks.  The NLL left Montreal after the Express suspended operations following their lone season in 2002. “Rochester is a good rival of ours,” said Rock Owner and President Jamie Dawick at Wednesday’s press conference.  “We look forward to coming…

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Bender Goes Late to Bandits in Strong Draft Class

October 10, 2012

Although the Buffalo Bandits had a disappointing season last year, finishing last in the Eastern Conference with a 7-9 record and a first round playoff exit, general manager Steve Dietrich is off to a good start to the 2013 season. Buffalo began their first step to redemption on October 1st at the 2012 NLL Entry Draft as they picked up some solid prospect to add to the Bandits family. 1st…

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2012 NLL Breakout Players: Minnesota Swarm

October 10, 2012

Who are the best players in lacrosse? In the NLL, players like Dan Dawson, John Grant Jr, Tyler Richards and Brodie Merrill just to name a few. In MLL, you would see names like Paul Rabil, Ned Crotty and even a young player like Steele Stanwick. Yesterday we looked at who you might already be looking at as break out stars. We used players who had not yet played a…

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Meet an NLL Prospect: Curtis Knight

October 10, 2012

Curtis Knight was the second player picked for the Rush on draft day, and I caught up with him to discuss it. What was draft day like for you? The draft day was a completely new experience for me.  I did not know what to expect going in, it was very nerve racking but also a very exciting day What went on in your head before the draft began? Before…

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The Next Big Lacrosse Stars?- Top Dogs

October 9, 2012

Who are the best players in lacrosse? In the NLL, players like Dan Dawson, John Grant Jr, Tyler Richards and Brodie Merrill just to name a few. In MLL, you would see names like Paul Rabil, Ned Crotty and even a young player like Steele Stanwick. It’s easy to predict who the best of the best could be. Just look at the draft classes of the NLL and MLL for…

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What Has CLax’s Impact Been on the Pros?

October 9, 2012

The other day we took a look at the impact the Midwest Indoor Lacrosse Association had made on the National Lacrosse League. For what is widely considered the lowest level of the new leagues (MILA, CLax, PLL and NALL), they surprisingly had a big impact with several players making it to the NLL. The only Canadian league of these expansion leagues is the Canadian Lacrosse League, otherwise known as CLax…

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Stealth Sign Entire Draft Class

October 9, 2012

The Washington Stealth announced today that all seven players selected in the 2012 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft have agreed to one-year contracts for the 2013 season, pending league approval. The seven rookies will be among the 40 players invited to Stealth training camp in December. The Stealth held three second round selections in last week’s draft, using the first of those to select defenseman Tyler Garrison. The 11th overall selection, Garrison appeared…

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Campbell, Hawkins Top Picks for Knighthawks

October 8, 2012

Five new players were welcomed to the NLL world champion knighthawks organization this past week. Rochester selected Robbie Campbell, Cody Hawkins, Matt Hummel, Chris Attwood and Cody McLeod in their 2012 NLL entry draft last Monday, October 1st. Coming from Stony Brook University, Robbie Campbell played in 14 games, starting 13 in the 2012 season. With 24 goals and 17 assists, Campbell was third on the team in goals and…

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Matthews Will Be Key Part of Rush

October 8, 2012

When selecting players in an entry draft there is always a risk factor. Despite how much homework has been done on a player, a team never truly knows how a pick will fair in the league. Derek Keenan, General Manager and Head Coach of the Edmonton Rush, is also a coach at the junior A level with the Whitby Warriors and has an opportunity to groom young players that other…

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