Monday, January 31, 2011

Lax Links for January 31

Lots of outside the game news this week.

KKR selling 20% interest in Maverick Lacrosse...err make that Bauer Sports.
Get them while they are hot!

Alex Kedoh Hill works magic on the floor and with the strings
I'm handing him my stick after the turn around he did for Brodie Merrill's game with a few quick string changes.

Lacrosse Summit in the Nations
Sounds very promising....hopefully future events are better promoted to increase attendance

Johnny Mouridian = traitor!
Okay not really, but a good article on his efforts to rebuild the Philly Wings around a more American Player roster.

Now to the game action!

Since you are huge followers of the English Premiership
Who needs Chelsea, Man Utd or Tottenham when you've got the Cardiff Harlequins! What a great name.

From the "Back-to-back games equals lots of fights" file- Toronto vs Buffalo
The first quarter took nearly an hour. I got so many TV shots of players or coaches complaining I finally had to turn it off. I understand that there are lots of penalties sometimes but do we need to explain everything to a pro coach? If so, does it need to be done 4 times in one break? Just makes the call and let's move along gentlemen.
Buffalo's Budd Bailey
Toronto's Sunshine Boy

From the "Back-to-back games equals lots of fights" file- Calgary vs Edmonton
Roughnecks sweep weekend series with reeling Rush.
Calgary Herald
Edmonton Journal

Ryan Benesch not on Washington Stealth Easter Card list
After potting a mittful vs the Stealth earlier this year, Benesch nets the OT winner this time around.

OLA Jr A Draft results
In a shocking development, the OLA Jr A Council posts the draft results the same day as the draft! Popular waging on the public announcement for draft results was June 1st. Let's hope this continues as it's a great step in the right direction....heck we'd love to live blog to draft in the future to make it even more current and note worthy.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lax Links for January 24, 2011

Calgary vs Washington- Vince McMahon scouts the game

Penalty-filled punchfest won by the Stealth.

The washington side of the story

Mike Poulin piece on his growth into NLL Starter....maybe a bit early?

Bandits home-opener leaves the fans happy

The Bandits have been around for 20 years? Boy I am getting old because I remember going to games at the Aud!

Buffalo News previews the Bandits Home Opener. Who is the John Tavares guy? Is he any good?

Rock blow late lead to Blazers then win in OT

Can't argue with the writer when he states the OT was was the best NLL Lacrosse I have seen in 6-7 years.

Personal thoughts from the game (yes I was there):
Boston got beat on double picks most of the game, they need to fix that! Cosmo let in a bad goal early in the 4th but it seemed to energize him as he stood on his head for about 9 minutes to let his team make the comeback to tie. Buchanan's goal late in the 4th was a bullet...Watson had no chance. Casey Powell is getting better in the Indoor out! Stephan Leblanc was dangerous all night, Colin Doyle and Blaine Manning were mostly non-factors.

Boston has a tough weekend, K-Hawks youth leading the way

Late goal to tie it then Evans pots the winner early in OT. A tough weekend for Boston

Game preview from Rochester Dem & Chronicle

Mammoth not very mammoth at home

Colorado drops another at home, Coca-Cola beats Pepsi.

Other Links

Lots of goodies this week!
Lacrosse, the fastest game on 4 wheels too.

First Sidney Crosby and now John Tavares

Update on Boston Blazers strip club partnership....Tap Dancers beat Lap Dancers in family environment.

Winter League article...Winter League in Washington I mean.

The MLL had a draft and people noticed!
Here is the draft recap:

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lax Links for January 18, 2011

Boston played a game but no one noticed
Apparently the Boston crowd was too busy at the strip club

Alright, someone did report on the game
Not as exciting as lap dances at half time....

Rock win in Rochester...seriously.....this is not a joke
For as long as the Rock have been alive, they have lost in Rochester during the Regular longer!

Buffalo what? Chicken Wings beat Cheesesteaks....Art imitates life
Bandits win in Philly

Mammoth goalie accused on being too good
Calgary wins game of "Posts" but loses where it counts as Mammoth goalie steals a game

Colorado had wire service report on this nothing to add.

Stealth are just that, no one can find the defending champs on the floor
Swarm lambaste the Stealth with big victory.

Other Lax Stuff

Tommy Templeman gives back to the kids
Lacrosse Pioneer, Savant of the "Brick Offence" and all around Saint, Tommy T offers a free clinic for kids in Massachusetts.

Scott Self has a lot of frequent flier miles
He knows all the good places in the NLL.

Derek Keenan off the sugar
Dear lord, what is the world coming too when a Lacrosse Hall of Famer makes a healthy choice? Don't these guys live off beers in the parking lot at IPA??

Rocky Mountain League? Am I missing something?
The Winnipeg Gryphons join the RMLL....I've been to Winnipeg....there ain't no mountains within 500 kms!

Lacrosse helps Minnesota Natives
A good article about the positive impact the Creator's game has on some troubled Native youth in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Definitely worth a read!

For those who missed it earlier this week, I attach the article on the NLL's new partnership with IMG.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lax Links for January 10, 2011

Troy Cordingley has a potty mouth!
A great article on Rock Head Coach Troy Cordingley, mild-mannered grade school teacher by day super intense Lacrosse coach by night.

Tracy Kelusky is to blame for world juniors loss
He moves from Calgary to Buffalo this year...coincidence? I think maybe.

Rock beat Rush-
The Toronto Star loves them some Toronto Rock this week! Edmonton Rush, not so much love.

Edmonton's report is a boring wire service article.

Calgary Roughnecks double header weekend
They open with a victory over Mssrs. Tavares, Steenhuis and Kelusky et al.

Who needs warmups? They played the night before. Calgary barely makes opening faceoff in Everett and then takes down the defending champs.

Stealth not overshadowed by Oregon Ducks.
A couple of articles on the 2010 champs after their 1-1 opening weekend.

A couple of great Photos from the Washington- Colorado game.

Colorado's view on their opening night loss

Rochester wins it in OT....JGJ is gone but Craig Point is the man
Who is this Cody Jamieson guy anyway? Point's third goal of the game seals the K-Hawks victory!

Non-Lacrosse Link of the Week
Since we can always read about something else and learn a thing or two. Facebook "friends" = $50 Billion?