Friday, August 6, 2010

MLL Team Reviews: Boston Cannons

With the season soon drawing to a close, I'm going to look at every team in the MLL. I will look at the present, past, and future of each team and judge their playoff hopes (If they are in!).
The Cannons go into te playoffs as obvious favorites with Paul Rabil, Kevin Buchanan and Matt Poskay. They face the weaker Bayhawks in the first round who they are expected to beat. The Cannons strentgh is scoring, with last year's MLL MVP Paul Rabil and this year's scoring leader Matt Pokay leading the team.
The Bayhawks were able to stun the Cannons last night in overtime, however, but there is no doubt the Cannons will make adjustments on the streaky Bayhawks offense. The Cannons Kip Turner should be able to keep the Bayhawks from scoring too much, so the Cannons focus will be scoring like they can off Chris Garrity, no easy task.
The Cannons will obviously need their stars in Rabil and Poskay, but may also need younger players like Justin Smith and Max Quinzani to get the job done.
Boston will be without their home-field advantage, in which they went 5-1 at Harvard Stadium. The Cannons also lead the league in goals after the season, with 175. I don't know if Garrity can handle that offense.
The Cannons had a historic season, going into the playoffs as a #1 seed looking to win their first championship. Poskay broke their goal-scoring record, and they hosted the all-star game at Harvard Stadium. The Cannons look to finish their season on a high note; A championship.

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