TORONTO. - The National Lacrosse League continues to make headlines even though there hasn't been a game in fifteen months. A few weeks back it was announced that Las Vegas was going to be the next expansion city for the league with Billionaire Joe Tsai owning his second team in the league. That in itself is newsworthy, however, as of last Monday it is now known who the entire ownership group is, and believe me when I say this is a game changer.
TORONTO. - The start of June has been flooded with teams re-signing their players. With free agency for the former team not beginning until July, and league wide free agency not until August, why so many signings so early?
TORONTO. - This past week the NLL Inducted lacrosse greats into the hall of fame (HoF) for the first time since 2016, when Josh Sanderson, Tracey Kelusky, and John Tavares had entered. This would also be the fifteenth anniversary of the existence of the Hall which was started back in 2006.
TORONTO. - Back in January of 2021, the Junior Lacrosse scene in Ontario got shook up like it's never been shook before. The Six Nations Arrows made a bold announcement that it would no longer play in the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League (OJALL) but move to the brand-new Tewaaraton Lacrosse League (TLL) as it is inaugural team.
TORONTO. - Many years ago to play the game of lacrosse, you had to be skilled in all facets of the game. There was no offense, defense, or special teams distinction, everyone played everywhere. No one was pigeon holed into a certain position their entire careers, and had a chance to develop in all aspects of the game.
TORONTO. - With the Toronto Rock announcing it's relocation to Hamilton, and the First Ontario Centre this past week, Toronto fans have to look past the sorrow of losing their team, and focus on what positives can be taken from it.
TORONTO. - If anyone has ever listened to me, you know that I have always maintained that the National Lacrosse League (NLL) has been sitting on the greatest secret ever by not putting their games on cable television. Over the years the league has used social media such as YouTube, NLLTV app, and lately the B/R Live app (the latter two being pay sites).