Archive for March, 2015

Garrett Billings for Kevin Crowley.

So this was a just a one for one swap. Crowley should flourish in Toronto. With the talent around him and an offensive game plan. As for Billings, coming off an injury, Going to an organization. That is struggling in all aspects of the game. Is not an ideal situation to be placed into. Got to wonder if or when Billings asks out.

Calgary Roughnecks General Manager, Alternate Governor and Director of Business Operations Mike Board today announced the team has acquired a third-round selection in the 2015 NLL Entry Draft from the Edmonton Rush in exchange for forward Matthew Dinsdale.

The NLL trade deadline is today, March 31, at 1:00 p.m. MT. Teams have until 10:00 a.m. MT on Thursday, April 2, to finalize rosters.

From http://www.calgaryroughnecks.com

acquire D-man Jamie Batson, 2nd-rd pick in 2016 + 2nd-rd in 2017 from for Joe Resetarits & 3rd-rd in 2016.

Swarm ship Cam Flint to Colorado for two draft picks. 2nd and 3rd in 2016.

Details Here

Swarm / Stealth trade

Posted: March 31, 2015 in NLL
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The Swarm are not done blowing up the roster it seems. Rebuild time again in Minnesota.

Details here

The Minnesota Swarm and New England Black Wolves have announced with Minnesota sending transition player Andrew Suitor to New England in exchange for transition player Joel White and a second-round selection in the 2017 NLL Draft, pending league approval

Story here

Week 13 Crystal Ball

Posted: March 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Overall 33-20

Saturday

Rochester over Edmonton

Calgary over Toronto

Sunday

Minnesota over New England

Colorado over Vancouver

Rochester has signed RFA Garrett Billings to offer sheet. Toronto has until Monday evening to match or the player’s rights go to Rochester.

Update

Toronto has matched the two year offer.

From NLL.com

The Buffalo Bandits and New England Black Wolves have announced a trade with New England acquiring Drew Petkoff and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NLL Draft from Buffalo in exchange for New England’s lowest second-round pick in the 2016 NLL Draft, pending league approval.

The second-round pick will be the lower choice between New England’s own selection and the one originally belonging to the Toronto Rock.

“We are looking forward to Drew joining our team,” said Black Wolves head coach Blane Harrison. “He gives us some grit, toughness and sandpaper as we begin the second half of our season.”

Petkoff saw action in three games for Buffalo in 2013, picking up two assists and nine loose balls. Prior to joining the Bandits as a free agent, the defenseman spent three seasons in Toronto. As a rookie in 2010, he dished out five assists and picked up 74 loose balls in 12 games.

Not sure what the Black wolves are thinking here. Giving up assets for a warm body. Just like in Philly, team makes head scratching moves. Which will not help the team in the near term. As for the long term. Well it should be an interesting off season.

Week 12 Attendance

Posted: March 24, 2015 in NLL
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  • Buffalo 14,601
  • Toronto 10,296
  • Calgary 9,478
  • Vancouver 3,678