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, &…


2013 NLL Players to Watch

December 20, 2012

Philadelphia Wings–  The obvious choices here would be Paul Rabil, Kyle Hartzell Ross & Buchanan.  But the player to watch this season will be Kevin Crowley.  After a fantastic rookie season in 2012, the sky is the limit for this second year player from New Westminster.  Crowley tallied 36 goals and 35 assists for 71 points in helping to lead the Wings their first playoff appearance since 2008.  In last years playoffs Crowley notched 4 goals…


Training Camp Report: Wings Sign Hartzell

December 19, 2012

Since last week A LOT has changed with the Wings. 1—Wings send Dan & Paul Dawson along with their 1st round 2016 entry draft selection to the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for Paul Rabil, Jordan Hall, Joel White, Rob Campbell and their second round selection in the 2014 entry draft. 2—The Wings traded their third round selection in the 2013 entry draft for Stealth goaltender Kevin Crosswell. 3—Kyle Hartzell signed Wednesday…


Wings Trade Away Dawson Brothers, But Is It the Right Move?

December 14, 2012

In what has to be one of, if not the biggest trades ever.  The Philadelphia Wings send Dangerous Dan Dawson and his brother Paul Dawson along with a 2016 first round pick to the Rochester Knighthawks.  In exchange the Wings get Paul Rabil, Jordan Hall, Rob Campbell, and Joel White along with a 2014 second round pick. For those out of the loop, Rabil was traded last season to the…


Training Camp Report: Wings Prepare For Pre Season Tilt

December 13, 2012

We are only 29 days til the Wings home opener versus the Buffalo Bandits. But more importantly 8 days til the Wings play back to back preseason games in Toronto at the newly built Toronto Rock practice facility. The first of the two will be on Dec 21st against the Buffalo Bandits, and the second game will be the following night Dec 22nd versus the Toronto Rock. Both these games…


NLL Pre Season Game Power Rankings

December 11, 2012

Rankings this week took a change.  We have a new #1, and a big leaper of 4 places. Three games where played this weekend.  First game was the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks facing off against the young Minnesota Swarm.  Rochester came out on top 11-10 on a penalty shot by Johnny Powless after the Swarm where called for a bench minor with under 2 minutes to play in the game.  We…