After a week away to discuss the Premier Lacrosse League, we return to our regularly scheduled National Lacrosse League previews. Jack Goods and Steve Bermel, who is returning to IL Indoor for the upcoming season, break down the team they covered exclusively last season. What does the Bandits’ change at coaching staff and retention of GM Steve Dietrich mean for their future plans? How big are the swaps in transition, and could Buffalo really land Matt Vinc? We tackle these questions and more on Steve’s second visit to the show.
Jack is joined this week by Chris Jastrzembski of ESPN and College Crosse to assess the latest news from the Premier Lacrosse League, including an impressive roster and television deal. What does this mean for professional lacrosse as a whole and for the future of Major League Lacrosse?
The NLL preview series continues with the Vancouver Warriors, who finished last in the league in their final year as the Vancouver Stealth. Jack is joined by Vancouver Province reporter Steve Ewen to discuss the franchise’s sale to the Canucks, the move downtown and how an asset-depleted Warriors squad can start turning in the right direction.
We kick off our NLL team previews this week with the league’s two expansion franchises, the San Diego Seals and Philadelphia Wings. How will the NLL’s first expansion franchises in years fare? Jack Goods talks to IL Indoor’s Stephen Stamp, fresh off his coverage of the draft, to find out.
The Pro Lax Pod is back after a summer hiatus! Expect more regularly published episodes, including NLL team previews as the season is rapidly approaching.
Today Jack is joined by Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald to discuss the latest franchise news in the NLL, the Knighthawks moving to Halifax, the new Rochester expansion team, future expansion plans and the sale and rebrand of the Stealth. Marisa has been on the forefront of reporting on these topics for IL Indoor and US Lacrosse Magazine. We wrap up the podcast with a discussion about the PLL, the new Paul Rabil-led outdoor league that’s set to kick off next summer.
Jack Goods of The Buffalo News is joined by Evan Schemenauer, writer of Lax All Stars’ Random Thoughts, to preview the Calgary Roughnecks vs. Saskatchewan Rush West Division Final. Evan also discusses his expansion draft projections, which he plans to update next week, and the draft strategies of the Bandits, Black Wolves, Stealth, Rush and Swarm.
The Buffalo News’ Jack Goods and NLL.com’s Steve Bermel assess the recently completed Buffalo Bandits season, which ended at the hands of the Rochester Knighthawks last Saturday. Buffalo has missed the playoffs two seasons in a row. What does that mean for the future of the roster, as well as GM Steve Dietrich and head coach Troy Cordingley?
Jack and Steve also briefly preview the week’s two semifinal matchups, New England at Rochester and Calgary at Colorado.
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Jack Goods of The Buffalo News is joined by Moneyball Lacrosse’s Joe Keegan to break down the nine teams in Major League Lacrosse prior to Saturday’s season opener.