Dan Coates Re-Signs in Colorado

November 13, 2012

The Colorado Mammoth announced today that Dan Coates, the first defenseman selected in the 2011 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, has signed a one-year agreement to return to the organization for the 2013 season, pending league approval. Coates, 25, had 94 loose balls, tied for fifth-most in the NLL among non-face-off men. “Dan was a stand-out for us in his rookie campaign,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett….

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NLL To Air on YouTube: Fan Reactions

November 12, 2012

Today the NLL announced their games will be on YouTube for 2013. We asked our readers what they thought of that, and below are reactions from across the web. Make sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments. @lacrossewetrust the more fans that have access the better — Kevin Graham (@yettilax) November 12, 2012 @lacrossewetrust advertising will be a key role. — K_sundown (@K_sundown) November 12, 2012   @lacrossewetrust…

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NLL To Broadcast Via YouTube in 2013

November 12, 2012

The National Lacrosse League, in partnership with The Lacrosse Network, has announced that the league’s online game broadcasts will air on YouTube during the 2013 season. The entire 2013 NLL season will be broadcast worldwide and live on YouTube (subject to territorial blackout restrictions for some games).  NLL’s YouTube broadcasts will begin with the season opener on January 5th when the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks take on the Washington Stealth. “We’re…

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Luke Wiles Not Signed in Buffalo

November 11, 2012

According to reports, Buffalo Bandits forward Luke Wiles is not yet signed for the 2013 season. The report comes from IL Indoor where Wiles’ agent Chaka Bainbridge said that Wiles is farther away from signing than Dhane Smith was before he signed on Saturday. Ironically, the fate of another Bainbridge client could affect where Smith winds up playing. Luke Wiles, the team’s second-leading scorer in goals and total points last year,…

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Undrafted NLL Players Can Make an Impact, Though Rare

November 10, 2012

Every so often in sports, someone makes an unexpected impact. Look at the NFL, where undrafted players like Arian Foster and Wes Welker have become super stars. In MLB, Daniel Nava had a season to remember after playing independent. It’s not an uncommon thing to see. However, in lacrosse, it can be a lot harder to break the system. Most of the biggest stars of the National Lacrosse League came…

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What Could Have Been: 2005 NLL Draft Class

November 9, 2012

Earlier today, I was looking at NLL draft classes for a post coming later this week (self promotion!) and was talking with a few other lacrosse people about it (shoutouts to Graeme Perrow, Rocco Granato, Chad Faifoull and Marty O’Neill). Rocco, who writes for this site, sent me the 2005 first round of the NLL draft, and after looking at it, I decided to take a look at some draft…

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Miller Rusbridge Looks to Bring Impact to Knighthawks

November 9, 2012

The Rochester Knighthawks have signed defenseman Miller Rusbridge to a one year deal this week. Rusbridge will be joining the Knighthawks training camp later this month. Knighthawks coach Mike Hasen likes what he sees in Rusbridge. Hasen has coached him with MSL’s Brampton Excelsiors the past two seasons, and they won the Mann Cup in one of those years. The 24 year old defenseman has played with some Knighthawks players…

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Swarm Sign Jackson, Matisz, Crepinsek

November 8, 2012

The Minnesota Swarm today announced that the team has signed 2012 first-round draft picks F Kiel Matisz (No. 3 overall), F Shayne Jackson (No. 4 overall) and D Alex Crepinsek (No. 10 overall) to one-year deals. Matisz, 23, was a two-time captain at Robert Morris University and never missed a game during his four-year career from 2009-12. As a senior this past spring, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound forward notched a team-high 40 goals and helped lead the…

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Wings Roster Nearly Set Heading Into Camp

November 7, 2012

No NHL?…Football team stinking up the place? NBA is ok… don’t worry… NLL Camps open in three weeks. Our boys come to play for the love of the game, not the almighty dollar. As year two begins under Johnny Mouradian as head coach, returning Wings players must remember to come into camp in shape and the rookies and free agents, be ready to sweat, hit, and sweat some more. Everyone…

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Bid on Lacrosse Items on Lacrosse Radio Network Tonight

November 7, 2012

Tonight and tomorrow the Lacrosse Radio Network and affiliate blog LaxWorm.com will be working on a drive to help raise money for victims of hurricane Sandy. LaxWorm Radio, one of the top rated shows on lacrosse radio, will be airing tonight and tomorrow at 8pm on The Lacrosse Radio Network and MLL Radio. Guests for the shows include Casey Powell (Rochester Knighthawks), Paul Rabil (Boston Cannons & Rochester Knighthawks), CJ…

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