NLL Draft Needs: Toronto Rock

September 3, 2014

The Toronto Rock struggled for consistency through much of the 2014 season before finally going on a 4-0 run to wrap up the schedule. And then, after such a strong finish, they were upset by the Buffalo Bandits in the first round of the playoffs. Toronto management identified defense as an issue, feeling the Bandits were able to push them around and impose their will in the postseason. They’ve already…


2014 NLL Top 50 Prospects: 50-41

September 2, 2014

The National Lacrosse League draft is just under a month away and it’s that time of year to rank the top 50 prospects going into the draft. We begin today with 50-41. 41. F Kyle Isaacs—St. Catharines Jr A, Six Nations Jr B, Ohsweken CLax Isaacs has been in the Six Nations system since 2009 and he has always put up numbers. The 5’9″, 166 lbs lefty is a bit…


Will We See Top American Prospects in the NLL in 2015?

August 5, 2014

The transition for an America to play in the NLL is tough.  A few years ago, a host of Duke and Virginia graduates were drafted and not a single one made an opening day roster.  That season, a few Americans made the Philadelphia Wings, but only after a few years of working on their indoor game. With the fall season coming closer, the NLL draft is approaching.  There will be…


How Have the Swarm Used Their Draft Picks?

July 26, 2014

The Minnesota Swarm have become notorious for collecting draft picks and using a young team. Sometimes it has made them look like an up and coming exciting team, and in other cases, like 2014, it can make them a bad lacrosse club. The Swarm traded their number one pick this year but they gained the third overall. It leads to the question, how has their draft pick philosophy worked? 2010…


NLL Announces Draft to be in Oakville

July 3, 2014

The National Lacrosse League has announced that the 2014 NLL Entry Draft will take place on Monday, Sept. 22 at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. The Edmonton Rush currently hold the first overall pick while the current order of selection for the entire six-round draft, which will begin at 7 p.m. ET, is listed below. The weekend of events at TRAC kicks off with the 2014 NLL Combine on Saturday, Sept. 20,…