(DENVER, CO) – It’s been quite a long time since 2008. That year, President Obama won the presidential election, the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series, and the NLL held an expansion draft for the Boston Blazers. That 2008 Expansion Draft ended up being the last expansion draft the NLL would hold for ten years. Since then, lots of teams have moved around, folded, and subsequently reopened, but no new franchises actually entered the league until 2018.
Tonight, for the first time in ten years, Colorado welcomed an expansion franchise to the Pepsi Center. Steve Govett’s San Diego Seals came to Colorado with seven NLL rookies, zero games under their belt, and a fair share of doubt. Yet, somehow, they found a way to put on an absolute clinic.