Good Bye Brodie

Discussion in 'Toronto Rock Forum' started by WingsNut423566, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. WingsNut423566

    WingsNut423566 Active Member

  2. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    Sunny Cali looks like his future becausecthats not obvious or anything
     
  3. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    When Patrick left for San Diego, I wondered if this was going to happen. I'm very alarmed by the fact that Sanderson and both Merrill brothers, a trio of seemingly brilliant lacrosse minds, have departed Toronto this off-season and there doesn't seem to be an obvious replacement for the presence of any of them at the moment.

    Who do you give the captaincy to? Chapman? He's been around the longest, but if he's not going to be good to go for a full season then I might consider putting it on someone like Schreiber.
     
  4. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    Rogers was the best player on the floor not named Schreiber......he's young, but, wonder if he is leadership material.
     
  5. wacklax

    wacklax Active Member

    He is a leader no doubt.
     
  6. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    I've been a Dawick fan for the majority of his ownership, but I do sort of wonder if we're getting into Jerry Jones territory with him (if we're not there already) with him not giving up some level of control to someone else. Obviously, the owner is going to have the final say and power over what's going on with his team, but I wonder if not making Josh Sanderson the GM and Patrick Merrill the assistant GM was a mistake.
     
  7. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    Brodie has never won an NLL championship so at 36 (soon to be 37 in November), is this more of a play to get to a team that has a better shot at a title than the Rock? The Seals would not be one of those teams.
     
  8. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    Really, the only places I see him going (in no particular order) are:
    • Saskatchewan - championship opportunity
    • San Diego - familiarity with his brother
    • Rochester - championship opportunity and relatively close to Toronto
    • Buffalo - relatively close to Toronto
     
  9. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    Figure this frees up a pile of bonus money......hoping they're about to make a splash in FA market to improve at a position that is far less deep.

    Good luck to Brodie wherever he ends up
     
  10. LordStanley1893

    LordStanley1893 Active Member

    I'd pass if I was Buffalo, especially if we decide to bring back Steenhuis. We need help on defense, but does Brodie fix those problems?
     
  11. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    If Rochester doesn't bring a guy like Billy Dee Smith back, I could see Brodie going there if they want him. I don't know if Brodie would want to step into a situation in Rochester that has a cloud of uncertainty over the franchise but for 1 more shot with a top team, it might be hard for him to say no to Rochester.
     
  12. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    https://torontosun.com/sports/lacrosse/nll/toronto-rock/merrill-opts-to-leave-rock





     
  13. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    Behind the scene handshake deal
    San Diego could of just picked him, now they didn’t have to burn a pick AND Toronto gets compensatory picks

    If you think he’s going anywhere else then you don’t pay attention to how the league operates

    Blood is thicker than water
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2018
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  14. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    I could see him doing a 1-year deal with Rochester since it's apparent they'll be in Rochester for 2019 at least, and then play it by ear after that.
     
  15. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    True, but his brother is not coach/GM at an East team, he's on the other side of the continent in San Diego. What is Brodie's family situation? Is Brodie willing to make the commitment to play in San Diego when he's lacrosse director at The Hill Academy in Toronto? Sure, Pat is the President of The Hill Academy but there are other Merrills involved there with a team of people.

    Brodie is the greatest indoor player never to win an NLL Championship and I don't see the Seals getting out of the West when the Rush are stacked and the Mammoth are good. If he wants a legit chance at 37 years old at a title, his best options are the Rush (who have no room for him) and the Hawks. Is he OK to be the GOAT never to win an NLL title?
     
  16. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

  17. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

  18. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl
     
  19. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    I'm strictly talking about the NLL.
     
  20. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

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