Callum Crawford Signs Two-Year Deal With New York

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During the first two days of the NLL Free Agency period, the New York Riptide have made the biggest splash. After making a very impactful signing on the defensive end of the floor yesterday, the Riptide have signed one of the biggest offensive weapons in the game in forward Callum Crawford. 

A 15-year veteran, Crawford has been the second and first leading scorer in the NLL over the past two seasons as a member of the New England Black Wolves. Crawford recorded 76 points on 33 goals and 43 assists in 11 games this past season before the Coronavirus outbreak cut the season short. 

“His attributes at playing this game are second to none and his track record proves that. This acquisition expedites our team building process exponentially. We are over-excited to welcome him to New York.” said New York general manager Jim Veltman in a press release. 

Crawford has recorded a career total of 1,049 points (390/659A) and is one of only 11 players in league history to be part of the 1K club. 

The 6-foot-3, 205 pound forward was originally selected 18th overall in the 2005 NLL Entry Draft by Calgary. He has also spent time in San Jose, Chicago, Edmonton, Minnesota, Colorado, and Buffalo during his career. 

Upon arriving on Long Island, Crawford will join forces with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NLL Draft, Tyson Gibson, Dan Lomas, Connor Kelly, and a few other younger, talented forwards that should complement Crawford’s play very well. 

 

 

2020 NLL Free Agency: New York, Vancouver Score Big on Day One

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NLL Free Agency officially opened on August 1st at midnight ET. 

Through the first day of free agency there has already been some significant moves made, and the New York Riptide and Vancouver Warriors have seemed to capitalize more than any team, at least on day one.  Continue reading “2020 NLL Free Agency: New York, Vancouver Score Big on Day One”

NLL Announces Expansion Franchise in Forth Worth, Texas

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The National Lacrosse League (NLL) will be expanding to Texas for the first time in its history, as the league announced that an expansion team will be placed in Fort Worth, Texas and begin play during the 2021-2022 season.  Continue reading “NLL Announces Expansion Franchise in Forth Worth, Texas”

Looking at Pro Lacrosse’s Dynasties

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On Sunday night ESPN released the first two episodes of their highly anticipated 10-part docuseries, The Last Dance, which is centered around the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls season, which was the last of their legendary dynasty. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to. 

In the wake of this docuseries being released, Lacrosse Bucket thought it would be fun to take a look at the dynasties that we have seen in pro lacrosse in each league.  Continue reading “Looking at Pro Lacrosse’s Dynasties”

Pressing Questions Surrounding the NLL’s Season Suspension

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The National Lacrosse League (NLL) came out on Thursday and suspended the season until further notice, similar to both the NBA and NHL, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz came out with a message on Thursday night where he stated that the league was monitoring the outbreak of the virus and was working to reschedule games, address ticketing policies, and adjust their content offerings on B/R Live. Continue reading “Pressing Questions Surrounding the NLL’s Season Suspension”

Coronavirus’ Impact on Lacrosse

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, college and professional sports have been impacted by season cancellations and suspensions and fan limitations. This page will be regularly updated as information around the impact of this virus on lacrosse at the college and pro level is announced.  Continue reading “Coronavirus’ Impact on Lacrosse”

What to Watch: NLL Week Fifteen

Welcome to Week fifteen of the 2019-20 NLL season, y’all! 

Week fifteen will see eight games take place, including four on Saturday and four on Sunday. The weekend starts on Saturday with Philadelphia hosting New England. Georgia will also travel to New York, Vancouver will travel to Saskatchewan, and San Diego host Rochester on Saturday night. Sunday will see Buffalo travel to Halifax, Calgary travel to Toronto, Philadelphia travel to Georgia, and Rochester travel to Colorado.  Continue reading “What to Watch: NLL Week Fifteen”