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Nll Trade Deadline Preview: Buyers & Sellers

By Andy McNamara – Staff Writer

The Monday March 27th National Lacrosse League Trade Deadline is rapidly approaching. This is the time of year where a team can try to stock up to push themselves over the top or look to move assets and build for the future.


NLL analyst Brian Shanahan and I discussed possible transactions beginning with what clubs could be sellers leading up to the deadline:

There is so much parity in the league this season that there is only one true seller that stands out at this point.

As Shanny and I outlined in the above audio, Rochester’s influx of 2017 draft picks plus current youth on the roster could prime them to move a veteran or two by Monday. Although, that conversation could change if the Knighthawks defeat Buffalo this weekend.


The lineup depth for division leaders Georgia and Saskatchewan suggest that they won’t be in the market for any major additions. However, the East and West playoff races are so tight that almost any other franchise could be looking for some extra assistance.

Shanny and I explored some potential scenarios:

The trade possibilities are endless so be sure to check NLL.com and @NLL on social media often for all the latest trade deadline developments.

Andy McNamara has been a play-by-play commentator for the NLL on TSN, NLLTV.com, and world lacrosse tournaments since 2011. He’s also a sport talk host and anchor on TSN 1050 sports radio. Follow Andy on twitter @AndyMc81.