NLL ‘Pickems – 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 Twelve Totals:

“Muffler” Mike……6-1

Year to Date:

“Muffler” Mike…..36-31

Week Thirteen:

“Muffler” Mike Kostiuk:


Panther City. As I said last week, the next three games were of vital importance to PCLC. They take the season series with the reeling defending champs.


Calgary. Roughnecks are on a roll, and rolling over the most of the West Division at the moment.


Rochester. This will be a close one, but Rochester has figured out how to edge their opponent in tight games (especially at home). NY has not quite done the same yet.


Georgia. The Swarm finally meet a team that is struggling as much as them, and send their fanbase home happy.


Saskatchewan. Vancouver has been playing better as of late. Unfortunately for them, so have the Rush.

Shawn Slaght:

Panther City vs Colorado

Pick – Panther City

This game is going to have huge playoff implications. Colorado is searching for answers as to why their offence has gone quiet. If they don’t pick up the pace, they’ll have an uphill battle to make the playoffs.

Calgary vs Las Vegas

Pick – Calgary

Calgary is arguably the hottest team in the league right now. With San Diego losing last week, first place is now in their sights. Vegas continues to improve but doesn’t have the horses to keep up with the ‘Necks.

New York vs Rochester

Pick – Rochester

New York trading Callum Crawford means this is Jeff Teat’s team. Problem is he is the only one producing. Teat will once again have a big game, but Rochester has more depth. Teat is exceptionally good, but he can’t beat teams single-handedly.

Albany vs Georgia

Pick – Georgia

At some point injuries can no longer be an excuse for Albany. There are few bright spots for the Firewolves. The Swarm may be winless but lately they’ve at least been competitive. This is their chance to get their first “W”.

Vacouver vs Saskatchewan

Pick – Saskatchewan

Last time these two teams met the Warriors played one of their best games of the year on home floor, yet still couldn’t pick up the win. They now head into a very hostile environment that is the SaskTel Centre against a Rush team that’s coming off the high of knocking off the Seals. First place is still in reach for the Rush as well. They need to keep pace with Calgary and San Diego.

Gary Groob:

PCLC vs. Colorado

Panther City wins.

This Panther City team is on the rise, while Colorado is having some consistency problems.   With the additions of Jake Fox and Callum Crawford to an already potent lineup Panther City will be victorious.

Calgary vs. Las Vegas

Calgary wins.

Calgary has been on a streak since the Currier trade.   Look for another dominating Roughnecks performance.

New York vs. Rochester

Rochester wins.

Rochester has had room weeks to prepare for this game.  The Knighthawks will keep the home undefeated streak alive.

Albany vs. Georgia

Georgia wins.

Georgia is due for a win.  Look for Andrew Kew, and Ryan Lanchbury both to have breakout games.

Vancouver vs. Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan wins.

Vancouver doesn’t have the guns to compete with this Rush squad.

Ryan McMichael:

PCLC vs. Colorado

Colorado Mammoth

Calgary vs. Las Vegas

Calgary Roughnecks

New York vs. Rochester

Rochester Knighthawks

Albany vs. Georgia

Georgia Swarm

Vancouver vs. Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Rush

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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.