All Lacrosse All The Time Weekly NLL Pick ‘Ems – Week 8

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

Week 7:

“Muffler” Mike….2-5

Year To Date:

“Muffler” Mike….18-19

Week 8 picks:

“Muffler” Mike Kostiuk:


New York. The Riptide have historically played Buffalo close, and are still in desperation mode with a chance to spoil Tucker Out Lymphoma  Night in Banditland.


Toronto. I can’t sleep on the Rock anymore. The Rock can’t sleep anymore either after all the early bye weeks.


Albany. Until they lose a game this season, it will be increasingly difficult to pick against the FireWolves.


Saskatchewan. The Rush are playing better than their record indicates. The Warriors continue to look for answers on all fronts.


Calgary. Even though it’s an away game, the Roughnecks are clicking – they could easily be 4-0 right now. Meanwhile, the Mammoth may already be looking towards next year.

Shawn Slaght:

New York vs Buffalo

Pick – Buffalo

I know New York is coming in as a desperate team, but I think the Bandits will be too much to handle. New York will need a full team effort which we rarely have seen this year.

Georgia vs Toronto

Pick – Toronto

Georgia will give the Rock a fight. It’s going to be a goaltending duel between Dobson and Rose. However, I think Toronto is a more well-rounded team.

San Diego vs Albany

Pick – Albany

This is simply going to come down to goaltending. Jamieson is looking like he’s back into his “goaltender of the year” form while Chris Origlieri has looked average at best.

Vancouver vs Saskatchewan

Pick – Saskatchewan

Let’s truthfully look at this. A bouncy here or there and Saskatchewan could easily be 3-1 and not 1-3. Vancouver is still looking for answers and I don’t know if they’ll be able to keep up with Saskatchewan’s speed.

Calgary vs. Colorado

Pick – Calgary

The Roughnecks seem to have their mojo back and CDB is looking like the elite goaltender we expected. Colorado is struggling and Ward has been subpar which is very unusual.

Gary Groob:

New York vs. Buffalo

Buffalo wins.

The Bandits have looked more like the Bandits the last few weeks.  The offense is too much for the Riptide to handle.

Georgia vs. Toronto

Toronto wins.

Although I like the Swarm, the Rock defense is too much for them.  Look for Mark Matthews and Dan Craig to have big games for Toronto.

San Diego vs. Albany

Albany wins.

A battle of two titans!  Doug Jamieson is looking great in net.  The FireWolves are as balanced a team as you will find.  San Diego has been playing inconsistently, and their goaltending hasn’t been the strong suit people thought it might be yet.

Vancouver vs. Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan wins.

I like the Rush team a lot!  I think they are a young, fast team that still needs to learn how to win consistently.   Vancouver is having problems all over the floor.  Look for the Rush to really push transition in this game.

Calgary vs. Colorado

Calgary wins.

Calgary looked great against Vancouver last week, and I think they ramp that into this week’s game.  Look for Jesse King to have a big game.  Christian Del Bianco has been lights out in the Roughnecks.

Eduardo Curros:

New York vs. Buffalo 

Buffalo….too much firepower over a frustrated Riptide.

Georgia vs. Toronto

Toronto has too many advantages across the roster.

San Diego vs. Albany

Albany has too many weapons and San Diego is too unorganized on the defense

Vancouver vs. Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has every advantage walking into this game, expert Desperation and Vancouver will need to sort themselves out in this game or it is curtains for playoff hops

Calgary vs. Colorado

Calgary has too many advantages and Colorado isn’t the same team.

Pat Bernard:

New York vs. Buffalo


Georgia vs. Toronto


San Diego vs. Albany


Vancouver vs. Saskatchewan


Calgary vs. Colorado


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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).

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