Archive for January, 2017

Gamble on NLL Games

Posted: January 30, 2017 in NLL
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Press Release

From the press release.

Through this partnership, Sports Interaction is introducing NLL into its online-gambling market, enabling Canadian sports-wagering enthusiasts to place bets on each of the NLL’s nine teams throughout the U.S. and Canada. Entering into the online-gambling market through this partnership is the latest in a string of digitally focused moves by the NLL to enrich the spectator experience.

 

“We’ve made a commitment to providing fans with full access to the NLL – offering a firsthand look at the sport via players’ wearable technology, airing live digital broadcasts on our newly launched NLL TV, and pursuing ongoing initiatives to upgrade the fan experience,” said Nick Sakiewicz, Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League. “Partnering with Sports Interaction and Mohawk Online enables us to continue making strides toward providing a fully immersive spectator experience.”

 

Why do we feel this will not be a successful endeavor.

Expansion moving slowly

Posted: January 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Seems the NLL might just have hit a wall. As the league’s expansion hope seem to be slowing to a crawl.  Although the article claims, the league had 20 potential owners, marketing partners and investors.

Georgia 14 Vancouver 12

Posted: January 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Vancouver jumped out to a 5-1 lead after one quarter. Before being outscored 7-1 heading into halftime. Vancouver lead 11-10 heading into the final quarter. Before being outscored 4-1 by Georgia.  Randy Staats led the Swarm with nine points, on three goals and six assists.  Logan Schuss led the Stealth with seven points with three goals and four assists.  Georgia improves to 4-0 and Vancouver drops to 2-4.

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February 4 Georgia at Colorado 9:00 PM EST

February 12 Colorado at Vancouver 10:00 PM EST

Calgary 12 Colorado 8

Posted: January 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Calgary jumped on Colorado early and never looked back. As the Roughneck led 5-2 after one quarter and 8-4 at halftime. Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with seven points on four goals and three assists.  Frank Scigliano made 29 saves. Eli McLaughlin led Colorado with five points on four goals and one assist.

Calgary improves to 3-1. Colorado drops to 2-3.

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February 4 Georgia at Colorado 9:00 PM EST

February 4 Saskatchewan at Calgary 9:00 PM EST

Rochester 9 Toronto 8

Posted: January 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Toronto fell behind early and could not make up ground. As the late rally falls short. Joe Resetarits led the Hawks with three goals and one assist. For a four point night.  Matt Vinc made 49 saves. Toronto was led by rookie Tome Schreiber with three goals and two assists. For a five point night.  Nick Rose made 23 saves.

Rochester improves to 2-2 Toronto falls to 2-1

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February 3 Rochester at New England 7:30 PM EST

February 3 Buffalo at Toronto 7:30 PM EST

New England 13 Buffalo 12

Posted: January 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Sellout in New England. First time in team history. Kevin Crowley scored the game winner at 14:07 of the fourth quarter.

New England moves to 1-3 on the season. While Buffalo drops to 1-3

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February 3 Rochester at New England 7:30 PM EST

February 3 Buffalo at Toronto 7:30 PM EST

Saskatchewan 16 Vancouver 12

Posted: January 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Rush improve to 2-2 on the season. While the Stealth drop to 2-3.

 

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January 28 Georgia at Vancouver 10:00 PM EST

February 4 Saskatchewan at Calgary 9:00 PM EST

Expansion and NLL TV

Posted: January 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Expansion is moving slowly according  to the commissioner.

“I’ve focused my time on expansion and getting more teams in the league,” Sakiewicz said. “We’re talking to over 30 markets, and pretty seriously with four or five of them. That’s a good sign. It’s safe to say that they all love our plan. Many of them have had NLL teams in their buildings before, so they are are very familiar with the league. It’s a brick-by-brick effort to build on the history of the league and its teams.”

“It’s about getting the right owners who can make this a 20- or 30-team league someday.”

 

20 is too much. The talent pool is simply not available. 30 is insane. Most telling though is the following. 

A number of cities have been mentioned for an expansion team, including Edmonton, Boston and New York. Sakiewicz says Philadelphia is one of the cities on the top of a wish list.

Philadelphia 

That the league’s home now (the NLL office moved there in the offseason), so we want to have a team there,” he said. “It was an original team in the league. We need to be back there. It’s an incredible lacrosse market. That team performed incredibly well for a long time, and it was unfortunate circumstances that saw the team be relocated. I get harassed by season-ticket holders every week, sometimes multiple times.

“We’ve got a prospective owner there. I feel it’s not a matter of if the Wings are coming there. It’s a matter of when. The demand is there, the business model is there, the arena is there. We have all of the pieces.”

NLL TV

There are signs of success. Season-ticket sales were up 20 percent, and attendance is up 10 percent compared to a year ago. NLLTV.com has 12,000 accounts. We’ll see in the coming months if such results can be building blocks for the league’s future.

12,000 accounts? How many are paying?

 

Saskatchewan 16 Rochester 8

Posted: January 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Looks like the Rush are waking up. From their championship hangover. As the lay a beat down on the Knighthawks. The Rush jumped on the Knighthawks early.  As the Rush outscored the Knighthawks 4-1 after fifteen minutes and 9-2 after thirty minutes.

The Rush were led by Mark Matthews with eleven points. On four goals and seven assists. With the win the Rush move to 1-2. While the Knighthawks drop to 1-2.

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January 27 Vancouver at Saskatchewan 8:30 PM EST

January 28 Rochester at Toronto 7:00 PM EST

Buffalo 21 Vancouver 15

Posted: January 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Wild one in Buffalo tonight. As teams combine for 36 goals. Now this is what an NLL should be.  Buffalo had ten different goal scorers on the evening.  Ryan Benesch led all Bandits with nine points. With four goals and five assists. Corey Small led the Stealth with ten points.  With three goals and seven assists.

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January 28 Buffalo at New England 7:00 PM EST

January 27 Vancouver at Saskatchewan 8:30 PM EST