Welcome to Throwback Thursday! The year is 2001, and Major League Lacrosse has just completed their first season of real play. Long Island took down Rochester in the first semifinal, and now the Boston Cannons are taking on the Baltimore (now Chesapeake) Bayhawks!
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Below you can find each Major League Lacrosse franchise’s supplemental draft picks for 2013. The biggest names in the game might not be involved in this draft, but this is where teams fill holes and build strong foundations. So pay attention… it’s important!
As we all know by now, Brodie Merrill was traded from the Florida Launch to the Boston Cannons. Brodie was called the long stick middie GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) by John Grant, Jr., and when you’re the best you’ve clearly logged some miles. How much does he have left in the tank?
The floodgates have opened, the MLL offseason is in full swing, and the Florida Launch franchise is supplying some major fuel to the fire. You knew the Floridafication of the Launch was imminent, and now that we’re airborne, let’s review the moves that have been made, and why they were made.
Major League Lacrosse has announced that every team in the league has submitted its 23-Man Protected Roster for 2014. The MLL also sent out the rosters for the 8 teams. Teams are granted a 40-man roster leading into the season, and they can fill those remaining 17 spots with supplemental draft picks, college draft picks, and trades, before the start of the 2014 campaign.
2011 saw the Boston Cannons win their first Major League Lacrosse title, and although it took the team from Beantown a while to grab their first Steinfeld Cup (they’re an original franchise!), when they did, it was special! It took a great game from Jordan Burke in goal, and a heck of a day shooting by Matt Poskay, but the Cannons pulled out the 10-9 win.
Four disappointed teams will be stuck at home on Championship Weekend. What went wrong, and can they turn things around next season?
Major League Lacrosse’s Championship Game in 2003 was incredibly physical. While 2004 also showcased two tough teams, what really stood out was Roy Colsey’s epic shooting day, and the Cannons’ Michael Watson pulling out the most acrobatic assisted dive shot goal of all-time.
Sometimes a little physical play can spark a team and send a clear message to their opponent that nothing is going to come easy tonight. Malcolm Chase really wants to deliver that message for the Boston Cannons.
This week’s Reader Poll takes a look at the waning days of the 2013 Major League Lacrosse season. With the Lizards officially out of playoff contention, we are down to four teams fighting for the last two spots and a chance at the Steinfeld Cup.
The Hamilton Nationals improved to 9-3 on the season, and clinched a spot at Championship Weekend (in Philly on Aug 24-25th), with a 17-12 win over the visiting Boston Cannons this past weekend. Hamilton roared out to a huge first quarter lead, and Boston never caught up, dropping to 5-7 on the year, and in desperate need of a strong run to end the year, if the Cannons want to make the playoffs.
A few weeks ago, a last second MLL instant replay challenge was denied on a goal. This past week, the challenge was allowed, and given. Which one was the RIGHT call? What happened? We get to the bottom of things with some help from Major League Lacrosse Commissioner, Dave Gross.
A month ago we brought you Part One and Part Two of Chasing The Dream, by Malcolm Chase. Today we bring you Part Three of Malcolm’s epic journey, as he strives to make a game roster for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse as a 35 year old MLL rookie.
The last time the Chesapeake Bayhawks faced off against the Boston Cannons, the Cannons were 0-3, with the worst season start in franchise history. That game ended in with an overtime victory for the Cannons at Harvard stadium, and would lead to a monumental turn around seeing Boston winning 4 of the next 6 games, putting them back in playoff contention.
The MLL returns to regular season action tonight with a high-stakes matchup between the 2011 and 2012 champs, the Boston Cannons and the Chesapeake Bayhawks. It will air live on CBS Sports Network.
Only a few weeks back, the Boston Cannons were seemingly in free fall, sitting in seventh place with a 1-5 record. Since that time, they have changed their head coach, added in a couple of new faces, and rattled off four straight wins. Currently, they are in fourth place, and they looking solid as the playoff race heats up.
Saturday night’s game between Boston and Charlotte was a heart breaker for underdogs everywhere. Before the game the ESPN announcers put it best “the winner of this game in a playoff contender, the loser is a pretender”. I hate to agree with that, but sadly for Hounds fans, that’s the way it looks for the Hounds right now.
Yesterday we brought you Part One of Chasing The Dream, by Malcolm Chase. Today we bring you Part Two of Malcolm’s epic journey, as he strives to make a game roster for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.