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Meet The 2012 Boston Cannons: Breaking Down The Roster

With the Boston Cannons a little over one month away from their season opener, it's time to get to know the members of the defending Major League Lacrosse champions. Marisa Ingemi provides a breakdown of the team's impact players.

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 4:   Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons runs onto the field before a game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Harvard Stadium on June 4, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 4: Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons runs onto the field before a game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Harvard Stadium on June 4, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Major League Lacrosse isn't the most well known league in New England. You've probably followed MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL and even MLS. But the most recent champion in Boston comes from MLL.

The Boston Cannons hoisted their first Steinfeld Cup last season, and it's time the city shows them a little love back. The Cannons are one of the highest drawing teams in MLL, just behind Denver with around 10,000 fans per game. They open up this season on April 28th against the Rochester Rattlers in one of the biggest seasons MLL has ever seen.

There are two expansion teams in Charlotte and Ohio this season, plus national TV deals with ESPN and CBS. The Cannons will see nine of their 14 games on the national TV scene, plus games on tape delay on Comcast SportsNet.

But who are the Cannons? Who are the MLL champions to you, other than a logo and uniform? You need to get to know the players you will be rooting for this season.

In the next seven weeks before the season, we will be profiling one Cannons player per week so you can get to know the local lacrosse club. We will take a look at Jordan Burke, Matt Poskay, Paul Rabil, Ryan Boyle, Kevin Buchanan, Chris Eck and Brad Ross. By the time we are through, you won't be able to wait for the April 28th opener.

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