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Picking up where we last left off in our expansion overview, we head West into less charted NLL waters.

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The latest round of expansion to San Diego and Philadelphia nudges the National Lacrosse League forward in its evolution and brings up the discussion of expansion once more. 

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This past weekend I caught a commercial for a new Christmas holiday movie Concussion. The whole world is being made aware of the issues with head injuries from sports to re-evaluate their own risk. The impending storm the NHL is facing looks grim. Without question, it will land it right where the NFL is, in the midst of a major lawsuit. The NLL need not worry about this right now. I do suspect in a few years there will be ex-players recounting their time in lacrosse while dealing with some symptoms of post traumatic head injury. It’s inevitable.  All of...

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The National Lacrosse League playoffs have provided enough head scratching in one weekend to fill a whole playoff schedule. The only possible mysteries left to solve are if Rochester can win a game in Toronto or if the East will be able to stand down the West in a final game that will include one of two West teams with a dynamic defense. So how did we get here? Why are Philadelphia, Colorado and especially the heavily favored Roughnecks of Calgary looking on from the sidelines? Buy In. The teams play systems. Systems require that jobs be done to a...

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The recent saga of Garrett Billings and the Toronto Rock was an eye opening gaze into the realities of what the NLL has become through evolution.  Here we had a player with a demand to play for a certain amount of pay plus bonuses and a team not willing to give in to any of his demands for its own reasons. Until a late offer from the Knighthawks, no other National Lacrosse League team came forward to offer the restricted free agent a contract. To me this was an indication that other NLL GMs didn't want to rock the boat...

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