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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Washington Stealth Re Sign Coach Chris Hall

July 26, 2012

The Washington Stealth announced today that Head Coach Chris Hall has re-signed for the 2013 season. Hall, who also serves as the Vice President of Lacrosse Operations for the team, is entering his fifth season with the Stealth. “Chris is an integral part of the Stealth organization on and off the floor and having him back for a full season is a huge step forward for the 2013 season,” said Stealth…

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Buffalo Bandits Draft Needs

July 26, 2012

The Bandits had a disappointing season last year, but its a new year and changes can be made. The Bandits sit with the third overall pick in this years draft, the highest they have drafted since 2006 when they selected Brett Bucktooth. The Bandits are in a good spot to add a solid young player, something that an aging team desperately needs. What do the Bandits need to acquire in…

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Wings Acquire Swarm Forward Kevin Ross

July 26, 2012

The Philadelphia Wings have acquired left handed shooting forward Kevin Ross from the Minnesota Swarm today in exchange for a 2015 first round draft pick. Ross had a career high in points last season where he had twenty eight goals and thirty one assists with the Swarm. A five year veteran, he brings a much needed lefty presence to the Wings. The Wings were 7-9 last season, their best record since 2009,…

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Aaron Pascas Traded to Roughnecks

July 26, 2012

n Wednesday, Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson announced a trade had been completed involving Rock holdout forward Aaron Pascas being sent to the Calgary Roughnecks in exchange for their Third Round Selection in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft. Pascas was signed by the Rock prior to the 2011 season after being signed as an unrestricted free agent out of the teams’ rookie and free agent camp which took place…

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