A moment of silence, please. Before we acknowledge the victory of Orlando’s Jeff Bigas over Rochester’s Sid Smith in our weekly flow poll, and before we introduce the newest round of contestants, Buffalo’s Mark Steenhuis vs. Minnesota’s Sean Thomson, we need to pause for a moment. Please join us for a show of respect to Boston’s Paul Dawson, whose flow is gone. That’s right, gone. Dude shaved the locks for charity, so we can’t get on his case about it, but still. When Dawson’s locks departed for a higher calling, we can’t help but feel a little bit of each of us went with it. Fare thee well, flow of Dawson. But lest we mourn too much, we need to consider: WWTFD? Yeah, what would the flow do? We need to move on. It’s what the flow would want.
The flow of Steenhuis needs no introduction. Dude’s been rockin’ his flow since his early days in the National Lacrosse League, before flow became the phenom that it is today. Add to it those orange sneaks he’s been rollin’ in and the kid’s made quite the name for himself. Thing is, it’s not just looks. Steener’s got wicked game as one of the most athletic fellas in the league. He’s a legit ankle breaker, no doubt guided by the wisdom and inspiration the flow brings. Poppin’ out of his lid, fans around the league on opposing teams love to poke fun at Steenhuis but more often than not, it’s Steenhuis and his Buffalo Bandits with the last laugh because as we all know, the scoreboard is kinda like the flow: You can’t argue with it.
As for Thomson, he’s largely a role player for the Swarm who hasn’t played in a game since Jan. 10. He’s in his second NLL season after playing 7 games for the Philadelphia Wings last season but even though he’s played in just 1 game this season, his flow is sweet. Smooth and in control, it’s got the presence of a cool customer. Not overbearing, but just enough of an aura to let you know it’s there. It’s obviously got ability, too, ’cause in the 1 game that Thomson played, he scored 1 goal. On 1 shot on goal. What kind of goal, you ask? A power play goal, of course. He even assisted on another goal, just to prove that the flow can indeed spread the wealth and doesn’t need the spotlight all to itself because the flow doesn’t find the spotlight, the spotlight finds the flow. Word.
Who's rockin' the best flow in the NLL?
- Mark Steenhuis (54%, 402 Votes)
- Sean Thomson (46%, 340 Votes)
Total Voters: 742
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