It was the trade that the coaches and front office of the Boston Cannons hoped would help turn their season around in time for a playoff and possible championship run.
It ultimately was a trade that left the Cannons with nothing in exchange for their leading scorer, before they were eliminated from playoff contention with three games still left in the regular season.
Cannons general manager Kevin Barney and coach Sean Quirk knew there were holes on the team in the days leading up to the Major League Lacrosse trade deadline June 27. Boston was solid in net, had some good young and veteran talent in the back and had a glut of scoring options on attack. But midfield consistency was a troubling concern over the 2-5 start that they felt might be a fatal flaw in a failed playoff run.