The Colorado Mammoth — along with the entire National Lacrosse League — was sent to the penalty box on October 16 when the NLL and the players’ association fell short of a new collective-bargaining agreement. For considerably longer than the standard two- or five-minute penalty, the 2008 season seemed body-checked into obliv-ion. Sad days. Then on October 24, the NLL announced an agreement. “After the league effectively canceled the season, the players’ association got together with the un-ion and came to a seven-year agreement,” says Dan Rowland, media contact for the Mammoth. “It’s the longest collective-bargaining agreement they’ve ever had, which is a really... More >>>