Preparing for the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Season

September 13, 2014

This past week I went one on one with Major League Lacrosse commissioner David Gross regarding the state of the league, expansion on the horizon, league rules and more. In doing so I wanted to bring a greater understanding for what the 2015 season should bring. On The MLL Game Balls For the first time in league history, Major League Lacrosse did not use their customized “grippy balls” that have…


The Loss of Another Canadian Team in MLL

It was announced yesterday that the Hamilton Nationals will be moving down to the Sunshine State for the 2014 season. The team will thus be called the Florida Launch. This is the franchises fourth stop in the last number of years. First being the original Rochester Rattlers, then moving to Toronto as the Nationals, after moving north of the border the Nationals moved to Hamilton and keeping the Nationals name,…

November 22, 2013

MLL Draft Review: Hamilton Nationals

January 23, 2013

Briefly before the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft the Hamilton Nationals changed their coach and General Manager; Dave Huntley and Stuart Brown named to those positions, respectively. The two made some immediate moves and changes in philosophy. The team traded away David Earl and Steven Waldeck, two young and talented players, to the New York Lizards in exchange for the No. 5 pick in the draft. Thus began a night of…


MLL Draft Preview: Hamilton Nationals

December 22, 2012

It was not an easy year for the Nationals, going from runners-up for the championship to runners-up for the worst record in the league. Still, there is quite a bit of talent on this team. They had six All-Stars last season and, when clicking, their offense can score with anyone. With the second overall pick in the draft they are in a good position to pick an immediate impact player…


MLL Supplemental Draft Grades: Bayhawks and Hounds Come Out on Top

December 14, 2012

The MLL Supplemental Draft has come and gone, and teams now have a lot more players to add to their 40 man rosters. We take a look at what some of the teams did, and who came out on top. Rochester Rattlers- B The Rattlers get a solid B here, and if there was more certainty, maybe an A. The Mark Millon pick first overall is rather confusing, even though…


MLL Protected Rosters: Hamilton Nationals

October 17, 2012

It can be funny sometimes the difference a year makes. The Nationals went from 2011 runners-up to 2012 second-to-last in the standings. The Hamilton Nationals dug themselves into a rather large hole to start the 2012 MLL season, losing the first three games of the season, and never recovered. A big issue was that a large selection of its players still playing in the NLL at the start of the…


MLL: Season 12 One To Remember

August 29, 2012

The MLL season has now come to a close with the Chesapeake Bayhawks on top for the fourth time in franchise history. Another chapter in the history of the league has now come and gone, and in my eyes it was an important one for the future. The most notable storyline we can take away from this season has been talked about a lot, the additions of Charlotte and Ohio….


Hamilton Nationals 2012 Season Review

August 14, 2012

One year removed from an appearance in the Major League Lacrosse championship game the Hamilton Nationals are sitting at home in 2012 singing a different tune. The lone Canadian franchise finished 4-10, in the penultimate position in the standings, and finished last in the league in attendance. The Nationals lost their first three games of the season while many of the players, including their top six scorers—Joe Walters, Kevin Crowley,…


Denver Outlaws vs. Hamilton Nationals: Unit by Unit

July 26, 2012

The Denver Outlaws (8-3) can clinch a playoff spot on Saturday with a win against the Hamilton Nationals (3-8) and a loss by either the Boston Cannons or Rochester Rattlers. The Nationals—eliminated from playoff contention—have lost five of their past six games while the Outlaws have won five of the past six games. Obviously two teams are going in different directions, but how do the teams match up when they…


Major League Lacrosse Preview: Ohio Machine vs. Hamilton Nationals

July 12, 2012

The Ohio Machine is last in the MLL standings with only one win, but it faces its best opportunity to improve on that this weekend. The Machine (1-7) will play a home-and-home series on back-to-back nights this weekend with the Hamilton Nationals (2-6). One more game means one more chance to win, and it comes against the team closest in the standings. It could also mean one last chance for…