February 20, 2018By: Andy McNamara & Brian Shanahan
Following an interesting four game weekend, it’s time to check in on the National Lacrosse League stock market.
I enlisted the assistance of Brian Shanahan to examine which team and player are on the rise compared to a pair trending in the wrong direction. Listen and read below:
It’s been a streaky season for Rochester. That can be expected from a franchise that’s infused its roster with youth over the last two NLL campaigns.
A hot start, a long losing skid, and now consecutive wins over the two most recent Champion’s Cup title holders in Georgia and Saskatchewan. When all three phases of their game click, this Knighthawks group can hang with anyone in the league. A rejuvenated Cody Jamieson doesn’t hurt either…
Can a visit to the struggling Stealth on Saturday night be the remedy to get New England back on track in the East? They’ve lost three straight, giving up an average of 19.3 goals per game over that stretch. A victory would keep the Black Wolves in lock step within that air tight division.
The sophomore has had a breakout season and stepped up in a big way last Friday with Dane Dobbie out of the lineup. Blasting five goals, six assists for 11-points flashed what Cattoni can do when given a key role.
What a difference a month makes. Four weeks ago Aaron Bold had a green arrow beside his name in this column, but over the past three outings the veteran goaltender has struggled.
Following a 4-1 start to the season New England has dropped to a 4-4 record. Not all of that can be blamed on netminding of course; however, Bold being pulled multiple times combined with ineffective relief from Doug Jamieson doesn’t help. 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.
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