All Lacrosse All The Time Weekly NLL Pick ‘Ems – Week 13

All season long the All Lacrosse All The Time Crew will put together their picks for the upcoming week of NLL games.

Week 12:

Pat…………………….4-1
Gary…………………..4-1
“Muffler” Mike…..3-2
Shawn……………….1-4
Eduardo…………….3-2

Year To Date:

Shawn………………39-28
Pat……………………39-28
Eduardo……………37-30
Gary…………………35-32
“Muffler” Mike….32-35

Week 13 picks:

“Muffler” Mike Kostiuk:

NY @ COL

Colorado. It’s desperation time for the Mammoth, and the Riptide could be distracted by the news of their relocation next season.

GA @ SD

Georgia. Both offenses are high-powered and both goaltenders are young, so I have to give the edge to the more experienced defense of the Swarm.

LV @ ROC

Rochester. It seems odd to say the Knighthawks are on life support going into just their ninth game of the season, but that’s probably how it feels when you haven’t won a game since before Christmas.

VAN @ TOR

Toronto. Yes, I did say on the last podcast that Vancouver still had a chance to make the playoffs. Unfortunately, they’re running into the worst possible matchup at the worst possible time.

ALB @ BUF

Buffalo. The Bandits’ title defense has been a roller coaster from the start of the season, thanks in part to their season opening loss to Albany. They’ll be out for some serious revenge, and to show they indeed can play a full 60 minutes.

HFX @ SASK

Saskatchewan. These teams are definitely different than when they first met at the start of the season, specifically Halifax’s inconsistency. Quinlan and Keenan stay unbeaten as a coaching tandem.

PHI @ CGY

Philadelphia. The Wings thrived against Las Vegas’ run-and-gun style last week. No reason to think they won’t do the same against a Calgary team with a similar style of play.

GA @ PCLC

Panther City. The cross-country trek leaves the Swarm gassed by the end of this one. PC takes full advantage of that.

Shawn Slaght:

New York vs Colorado

Pick – New York

It’ll be interesting to see how much of the relocation talk will be a distraction for the Riptide. Regardless, Colorado is struggling and might be looking towards next year soon.

Georgia vs San Diego

Pick – San Diego

Georgia has run into a few hiccups as of late. Don’t get me wrong, I think the Swarm are a very good team, I’m just not sure if they can stand up to the Seals who are rolling right now.

Las Vegas vs Rochester

Pick – Las Vegas

The Knighthawks have fallen back to earth. Ever since the injury to Rylan Hartley this team hasn’t been the same. Las Vegas still needs to find consistency but I think they’ll pull this one out.

Vancouver vs Toronto

Pick – Toronto

Really not much to say here. The Rock are rolling, while the Warriors are still picking up the pieces.

Albany vs Buffalo

Pick – Albany

We’ve seen it the last couple games where the Bandits fade late in games. I think age is starting to catch up to them and a youthful Firewolves team will come out swinging.

Halifax vs Saskatchewan

Pick – Halifax

Yes, I am going with Halifax but make no mistake this will not be the same result from week one. Saskatchewan is starting to find their identity. If they get to Warren Hill early they might have a chance. But until they prove they can topple a big dog, I have to bet against the Rush.

Philadelphia vs Calgary

Pick – Calgary

Philadelphia’s defence looked much better last week, but can they continue that level of play? They are going to have their hands full and Calgary has played well on their home floor.

Georgia vs Panther City

Pick – Panther City

On any other night I’d go with Georgia but having to travel from San Diego to Fort Worth in one weekend is a rough travel schedule. I wouldn’t be surprised if Georgia is leading this game at halftime but run out of gas in the second half.

Gary Groob:

New York vs. Colorado

New York (Ottawa) Wins.

A lot of news this week out of New York.   The team will be business as usual, and with Colorado struggling, look for the Riptide to get back on track.

Georgia vs. San Diego

San Diego wins.

Georgia is tough, but San Diego is really tough at home.  Origlieri has been playing better in net, and if the Seals defense can hold the Swarm, the offense will give Dobson a rough night.

Las Vegas vs. Rochester

Rochester wins.

I think this Knighthawks team is ready to get on track and this will be the game.  The inconsistency of Vegas against the high scoring of Rochester = a Knighthawks victory.

Vancouver vs. Toronto

Toronto wins.

Toronto is rolling!  Vancouver is not!  Toronto is really hard to beat at home, the Warriors are floundering.  If the Rock get off to a fast start this could be over early.

Albany vs. Buffalo

Albany wins.

Buffalo has had problems recently in areas they don’t normally have trouble – defense and goaltending.   Albany has been consistent all year, and already beat the Bandits once this year.  This is my “Have to Watch” game of the week

Halifax vs. Saskatchewan

Halifax wins.

I really like the Rush team, but Halifax is just too strong.  If there is a soft underbelly this season, it’s Warren Hill in net.  If Saskatchewan can expose him early, they might be able to steal this game. 

Philadelphia vs. Calgary

Calgary wins.

The Roughnecks have looked good recently, and with Christian Del Bianco in net every game is winnable.  The transition game will keep the Wings on their toes all night.

Georgia vs.  PCLC

Georgia wins.

This team is too good to lose both games this weekend.  Look for Lyle Thompson and Andrew Kew both to have big games.  Panther City has been playing well, and will keep it close, but I think the Swarm will edge this out in the final minutes.

Eduardo Curros:

New York vs. Colorado

New York

Georgia vs. San Diego

San Diego

Las Vegas vs. Rochester

Las Vegas

Vancouver vs. Toronto

Toronto

Albany vs. Buffalo

Buffalo

Halifax vs. Saskatchewan

Halifax

Philadelphia vs. Calgary

Calgary

Georgia vs.  PCLC

Panther City

Pat Bernard:

New York vs. Colorado

New York

Georgia vs. San Diego

Georgia

Las Vegas vs. Rochester

Rochester

Vancouver vs. Toronto

Toronto

Albany vs. Buffalo

Albany

Halifax vs. Saskatchewan

Halifax

Philadelphia vs. Calgary

Calgary

Georgia vs.  PCLC

Panther City

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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