Knighthawks Resign Burton and Henhawk

July 31, 2012

Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has re-signed two players from the 2012 World Championship team: Tyler Burton and Jake Henhawk. The Knighthawks shored up their defense with the signings, inking Burton to a three-year deal and Henhawk to a one-year contract. Burton enters his third season with the Knighthawks after making the team after attending the team’s Open Tryouts before the 2010…

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National Lacrosse League Free Agent Preview

July 31, 2012

Tomorrow the National Lacrosse League will open up free agency where teams are allowed to talk to free agents. Teams are allowed to franchise their own players and re-sign their own players, while teams can offer restricted free agents offer sheets. In a league like the NLL, most of the time the big name free agents are franchised or they re-sign. Some of these big name unrestricted free agents likely…

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Steve Dietrich Elected to the NLL Hall of Fame

July 30, 2012

The only new member of the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame in 2012 will be Steve Dietrich, former goalie in the NLL. Dietrich, who was recently named the general manager of the Buffalo Bandits, played with the Baltimore Thunder, Detroit Turbos, Rochester Knighthawks, Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Edmonton Rush and Toronto Rock. He was the 2006 NLL MVP and is the only goaltender in NLL history to win the award….

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Fann Cup: Photos From the Fan Tournament

Photos and story by Josh Truax  Well folks, it’s that time of year again. The National Lacrosse League may be deep into its long offseason, but for its loyal followers, the end of July means one of the most unique fan rituals to be found in any sport: The annual Fann Cup tournament, where teams of fans representing current – and sometimes even former – NLL clubs take to the…

July 30, 2012
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NLL Trades Add New Looks To Many Teams

July 29, 2012

This week has been a very interesting week in the NLL, with activity heating up as get closer to the draft. Earlier in the week I took a look at the Kyle Ross trade, and today I will look at the rest of the moves made. This includes Williams being moved from Edmonton to Minnesota for draft picks, being packaged with Doran to Buffalo, and Paul Rabil moving to the…

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Updated NLL Draft First Round

July 28, 2012

With the trades on July 27th, the 2012 NLL Draft first round looks a lot different. Here is an updated draft board of the first round. 1. Edmonton Rush (from Washington) 2. Minnesota Swarm (from Buffalo) 3.Minnesota Swarm (From Buffalo from Philadelphia from Edmonton) 4. Minnesota Swarm 5. Buffalo Bandits(From Minnesota from Toronto) 6. Calgary Roughnecks (from Colorado) 7. Calgary Roughnecks 8. Edmonton Rush 9. Colorado Mammoth (from Rochester) 10….

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Paul Rabil Moves to the Eastern Conference

July 27, 2012

The Paul Rabil saga appears over with the transition man being traded to the Rochester Knighthawks this afternoon. After starting his National Lacrosse League career with the Washington Stealth, he was shipped to the Edmonton Rush last season. He was traded for a holdout player in Athan Iannucci. But the situation would not get any better for Edmonton, as Rabil would hold out in hopes of being traded to the…

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Rush Send Rabil to Knighthawks, Ship Williams to Minnesota and Acquire Davis

July 27, 2012

Edmonton Rush General Manager/Head Coach announced today a pair of major transactions, the first of which means the departure of last year’s leading scorer, and the second trade marks a deal with the Rush’s rival from last season’s National Lacrosse League Champion’s Cup final. In the first move, the Rush traded Shawn Williams to the Minnesota Swarm in return for two second-round picks in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft. The second…

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Bandits Acquire Shawn Williams, Brendan Doran

July 27, 2012

Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the Bandits have acquired forward Shawn Williams, defenseman Brendon Doran, a 2012 first-round pick and two 2012 second-round picks from the Minnesota Swarm in exchange for Buffalo’s first-round pick in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft, pending league approval. A member of the Bandits in 2000 and 2001, Williams (5’11”, 195 lbs., 6/20/74) returns to Buffalo after spending 10 seasons in Rochester…

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A Look At The Kevin Ross Trade

July 27, 2012

Yesterday was full of lacrosse news, including the NLL. Two trades went down in the matter of hours, but one really stood out. The Minnesota Swarm sent Kevin Ross to the Philadelphia Wings for a first round pick in the 2015 NLL draft. Today we will step back and look at what this trade really means to both sides. The Philadelphia Wings showed flashes of brilliance last season, but at…

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