2022 NLL Finals Preview: Buffalo vs Colorado

2022 NLL Finals

What a season it’s been for the National Lacrosse League! After 26 weeks of NLL action, all of which have been broadcasted on the ESPN family, we finally have the 2022 NLL Finals matchup set. It’s a rematch of the 2006 NLL Cup final between the Colorado Mammoth and the Buffalo Bandits. Let’s take a […]

NLL Playoffs Conference Finals Preview

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The second round of the NLL Playoffs begins this weekend! Both the Eastern and Western Conference Finals are best of three series with the higher seeds (San Diego and Buffalo) hosting the first matchup of the series. Colorado Mammoth @ San Diego Seals Friday, May 13, 10:00pm ET After Colorado defeated Calgary for only the […]

Albany Firewolves to the Playoffs: NLL Week 22 Recap

Albany Firewolves

It was week zero for the NLL playoffs this week. With so many games having playoff implications, including a “win or go home” game that went to overtime, this weekend was a must watch for fans. The Albany Firewolves and Philadelphia Wings had some fantastic games with playoff implications. Here is your review of the […]

Ranking Every NLL Teams’ Best Jersey

NLL Jersey

NLL jerseys have taken some massive strides since the league was originally founded back in 1986. The most important aspect when designing a jersey is having a strong brand identity. Some franchises have phenomenal logos and color pallets at their disposal which makes the designing process a lot easier. Funny enough, there are teams in […]

NLL Week 7 Recap: Return to Glory


Week 7 of the NLL season delivered on every level. It was the first time all season where it truly felt like the NLL was officially back. Every game this week was competitive from start to finish and was a good indication of what teams are truly contending for a title this year. Here is […]

All or Nothing: The NLL Teams Winless or Undefeated So Far


At this point in the NLL season, we’re heading into a league-wide bye week, and all teams have now played at least two games. Nobody is hitting the proverbial panic button on the season just yet, and we’re not crowning champions either, but it’s still impossible to ignore the handful of teams with a goose […]

22 Lacrosse Predictions for 2022

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We’re coming up to the end of 2021, and we’ll soon have a fresh year of lax in front of us. But you can’t wait to watch what will happen, you need to know now. So, we have some 2022 lacrosse predictions for you – 22 to be exact. New NCAA champions, the first full […]

Dhane Smith Catch Up: Recapping the Coverage

Buffalo Bandits New England Black Wolves Photo: Bill Wippert

Dhane Smith has been a prominent feature in Lax All Stars coverage for the last week and two weeks ago as we looked into his history in lacrosse, his experience in Buffalo, his multisport lifestyle and more. To wrap up two total weeks of Dhane Smith mania, we’ve put it all in one place for […]

Dhane Smith Embraces Golf & Tennis in Lacrosse Hiatus

Dhane Smith has always been a multi-sport athlete but the sports have changed. Lacrosse is constant, but golf and tennis are now in the mix.

Dhane Smith is a multisport athlete. This is something that’s known – his football and hockey histories are documented, and Lax All Stars previously looked into how his family’s multi-sport background helped propel him into professional lacrosse. But football and hockey have fell by the wayside years ago in favor of lacrosse. How is Smith […]

Born for the Bandits – Thank You, Buffalo

Dhane Smith Buffalo Bandits 2018 NLL

In 2002, the Buffalo Bandits drafted my cousin, Billy Dee Smith, with the No. 3 overall pick. I was a 9-year-old boy in Kitchener, Ontario, who immediately became the biggest Buffalo fan there was. I grew up watching Billy Dee suit up for Buffalo. I always wanted to be a professional box lacrosse player like […]

Multisport Family Molded Dhane Smith into Lacrosse All-Star

Dhane Smith Molded by Multisport Family Into All-Star

Dhane Smith wouldn’t be a professional lacrosse star now if he hadn’t been a multi-sport athlete then. As a kid in Kitchener, Ontario, Smith played everything under the sun, though lacrosse, hockey and football were his main three. He picked up lacrosse at age 3 and hockey at 5, then put a greater emphasis on […]