Ten NLL Stories to Watch in Week Two

January 9, 2013

As we head into Week 2 of the NLL season, we have a jammed packed weekend of lacrosse action.  Here are the 10 stories to look out for. Friday Night: Philadelphia Wings v Buffalo Bandits 1. With many new additions to the team, will the Wings have another opener like 2012, or will a team comprised of 17 Americans write a different ending? 2.  Paul Rabil.. Will he quiet the critics? …


Top Five NLL Stories in 2013

January 4, 2013

Each week we will look at the top stories of the week’s action, but today we get you ready for the season. 1. Rochester Knighthawks. Can they repeat as Champions in 2013? With the blockbuster deal bringing Dan & Paul Dawson to town, along with the return of Casey Powell it has the Rochester fans thinking repeat. 2. Mark Matthews/Edmonton Rush. Already penciled in as the Rookie of the Year,…


Wings Release Crotty, Activate Hall

January 2, 2013

On Friday December 21st the Philadelphia Wings activated Jordan Hall from the IR to the 23 man active roster.  With that move the Wings released forward Ned Crotty.  Is this a true move? Or was it just so Hall can get some game action to see how the knee is doing after knee surgery that had him miss the last half of the 2012 season?  In my opinion I think it…


Official NLL Pre Season Power Rankings

January 1, 2013

Training camps are done, pre-season games played, and the rosters have been finalized. We are now only 4 days until the opening of the 2013 NLL season. There are new faces in the league, old faces on new teams, and some faces that have been left off the rosters. This should be a very exciting 2013 Season. Calgary Roughnecks…(2012–  12-4… Western Div Champion Regular Season) One of the most balanced teams in…


NLL Season Preview: Calgary Roughnecks

December 31, 2012

2012 Regular Season    12-4 PP     50.5% PK    58.10% GF    216 GA   170 Leaders: Shawn Evans  32G/47A..  79pts Goalie Wins:  Mike Poulin 10 The 2012 season for Calgary ended way too soon.  After running through the regular season at 12-4, and dominating the Edmonton Rush 4-0 during the regular season, while outscoring them 50-33, the Roughnecks fell in the first round to the same Rush team 19-11.  This will obviously be something the Roughnecks want to prevent in the 2013 season. During the…


NLL Season Preview: Philadelphia Wings

December 26, 2012

When the Wings started the 2012 season the expectations were very high.  The acquisition of Dan Dawson in the dispersal draft, the selection of Kevin Crowley as their #1 overall pick had the Wings faithful looking up.  After a 22-12 season opener to the Knighthawks, the faithful fans feared another long season.  The Wings then proceeded to win 7 of the next 10 games to stand at 7-4 and on top of the…


Wings Fall to Buffalo and Toronto

December 24, 2012

Friday night the Wings fell to the Bandits 16-10 in pre-season action.  This was the first pre-season game for both teams who will face each other on January 11th as they open up their 2013 season.  This was the first time the final Wings roster was together since the opening of camp. Kevin Crowley and Drew Westervelt saw limited action, each playing a half of the game according to twitter reports,…


Wings Fall to Bandits, Take on Rock

December 22, 2012

This is the second game for the wings this pre-season, last night the fell to the Bandits 20-12. The teams played 5/15 min quarters; Score was 16-11 after 4. Veterans Kevin Crowley played first half and Drew Westervelt played the second half, as the Wings played mostly the rookies and free agents to get them some time and made sure the veterans dint get injured. All players were involved even…


Wings Take on Bandits in Pre Season Action

December 21, 2012

Pre-season action gets underway for the Philadelphia Wings this weekend as they head north of the border to Toronto for 2 games. First of which is tonight against the Bandits, the same team they will face in the season opener on Jan 11.  The Wings come in with 7 rookies and 13 new players total on there current 23 man roster. The team will get their first look at Rabil, Hartzell, Buchanan, &…