Rookie vs Rookie: Schuss or Matthews

This will be the question that is asked all year long: Who would you take to build a new team off of Logan Schuss or Mark Matthews? Matthews was taken first overall by the Edmonton Rush in the 2012 Entry Draft, he went on to win the 2013 Moe’s Rookie of the Year award. He finished his first season with 38 goals and 31 assists, for a total 69 points….

December 5, 2013

The Return of Andrew Suitor

December 4, 2013

  The Minnesota Swarm Captain is back to work with the Swarm. Andrew Suitor was once again named the captain of the Minnesota Swarm. Suitor suffered a devastating  knee injury last season, that required major surgery to repair. Suitor was at the Swarm’s opening camp this last weekend in Oakville, ON, and while there he got back on the floor for the first time with the team since he went…


How Rookies Will Impact the Swarm in 2014

November 27, 2013

  The Minnesota Swarm have a plethora of rookies under contracts for the upcoming season, including number one overall pick Logan Schuss, number two overall pick Jason Noble and the fourth and seventh overall picks Cam Flint and Scott Jones. The Swarm also added many other rookies that include Zach Palmer, Dominique Alexander and Minnesota’s own Nick Jonas. The Swarm are going to have to rely on the young talent…


Camp Preview: Minnesota Swarm

November 22, 2013

Alex Urquhart   The Minnesota Swarm are heading to camp on Nov. 29th in Oakville, ON at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center. The Swarm are coming off an impressive late season run into the playoffs, where they made it to the Conference Finals for the second straight year. Minnesota is also coming off an outstanding draft, where they drafted the top two players and four total first rounders. Heading into…


Minnesota Swarm: Offseason Recap

November 21, 2013

After last season the Minnesota Swarm were looking to be on high ground going into the offseason. The Swarm were definitely one of the teams most people would expect to be in the mix for the Championship in 2014. This included myself, after much contemplation and foreshadowing. The Swarm spent most of the spring fairly quiet, but once the Draft started to roll around the Swarm started to make some…


How Do the Swarm Handle Concerns Heading Into Camp?

November 8, 2013

The Minnesota Swarm are heading into training camp as one of the few teams that don’t have too many questions to answer come the season. The Swarm were able to Draft a number of young guns who will be high scorers and stalwart defenders. The only perceivable question marks are  between the pipes and how well Captain Andrew Suitor can come back and lead the squad, after he destroyed his…


The Swarm’s Expectations for Carlson

November 5, 2013

Alex Urquhart                 Tyler Carlson is the Swarm’s lone goalie, this season, that has game experience from last season. Although Carlson is the only goalie on the roster with experience in the NLL, he will have to step up from his performance last season. Carlson went 4-6 last season with a goals against average of 11.04 over those 10 games and a save percentage of 77.1 percent. These numbers landed…


NLL Free Agent Watch: Minnesota Swarm

November 2, 2013

The Minnesota Swarm have stayed fairly quiet since the 2013 Entry Draft, where they had the most picks of any team and the most first round draft picks ever with four. The Swarm drafted a ton of young players that will be huge parts in the upcoming season. At the moment the Swarm have only a handful of spots on the team up for grabs. This means that the Swarm…


How Will the Swarm Replace Benesch

October 29, 2013

Alex Urquhart This offseason the Minnesota Swarm traded Ryan Benesch to the Buffalo Bandits in a package deal that also saw Andrew Watt shipped to Buffalo in return for a number of first round draft picks and a third round pick. Benesch has been a team leader in Goals since joining the team in 2007. He finished the season with 34 goals and 50 assists, for a total points at…


NLL Offseason Outlook: Minnesota Swarm

October 24, 2013

Alex Urquhart It is free agent time in the NLL, and means in depth coverage and analysis of every team in the league. Minnesota is what today is going to be. The Swarm have gone to the Conference Finals in both of the last two years. They have been able to get into the playoffs after having fairly lack luster regular seasons. But they have been winning it matters. With…