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Teams will submit a list of 11 players they wish to protect ahead of the Expansion Draft.

Per the CBA, a maximum of five forwards and one goaltender can be put on a team’s protected player list.

Well the league has published the protected players lists. Some interesting names available to Rochester and New York.

Curious move by Philadelphia not protecting a goaltender.  Let the bitching by Philly faithful begin.

Anyway let the backroom deals begin in earnest. Check out the lists below.

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The nominees for each award are:

Rookie of the Year

  • Ian MacKay – Buffalo Bandits
  • Matt Rambo – Philadelphia Wings
  • Austin Staats – San Diego Seals

Defensive Player of the Year

  • Graeme Hossack – Rochester Knighthawks
  • Steve Priolo – Buffalo Bandits
  • Kyle Rubisch – Saskatchewan Rush

Transition Player of the Year

  • Zach Currier – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Kiel Matisz – Philadelphia Wings
  • Challen Rogers – Toronto Rock

Goaltender of the Year

  • Christian Del Bianco – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Matt Vinc – Buffalo Bandits
  • Dillon Ward – Colorado Mammoth

Most Valuable Player

  • Dane Dobbie – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Lyle Thompson – Georgia Swarm
  • Matt Vinc – Buffalo Bandits

Sportsmanship Award

  • Dan Dawson – San Diego Seals
  • Tom Schreiber – Toronto Rock
  • Lyle Thompson – Georgia Swarm

Teammate of the Year

  • Kyle Buchanan – San Diego Seals
  • Chad Cummings – Calgary Roughnecks
  • John Ranagan – Georgia Swarm

Les Bartley Award, Head Coach of the Year

  • Curt Malawsky – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Matt Sawyer – Toronto Rock
  • John Tavares/Rich Kilgour – Buffalo Bandits

General Manager of the Year

  • Mike Board – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Steve Dietrich – Buffalo Bandits
  • Patrick Merrill – San Diego Seals

Executive of the Year

  • Terri Giberson – Toronto Rock
  • Lindsey Masciangelo – Philadelphia Wings
  • Dave Zygai – Buffalo Bandits

This just goes to show how little media coverage the NLL gets. 

Tom Borelli Award, Media Person of the Year

  • Bob Chavez – IL Indoor ( Enjoyed his work at the D and C. Now not so much. )
  • Tyson Geick – Lacrosse Flash ( Former league employee and still has his head up his ass. )
  • Barstool Jordie – Barstool Sports ( Barstool has more negatives than positives that we can think of. Just ask IB.  Jordie is an asshole to boot.

Box Score

Attendance 8,900

Christian Del Bianco made 47 saves on 51 shots to help the Roughnecks advance to the NLL Cup Finals. Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with two goals and four assists.

Colorado was held scoreless for almost 33 minutes before Ryan Lee solved Christian Del Bianco 2:54 in the third quarter and got the Mammoth on the board and stopped a three goal run by the Roughnecks. The  Roughnecks only scored two goals at even strength and one with the extra attacker.

Plenty of fans came dressed as empty seats as only 8,900 announced saw the Roughnecks advance to the NLL Cup Finals.

 

Per #NLLStats tonight’s 12 combined goals ties the lowest goal total in a playoff game since 5/9/09 between New York (9) vs. Buffalo (3).

Box Score

Attendance 11,658

Colorado pulls off Mammoth upset on the road in overtime.  Joey Cupido scored the game winning goal for the Mammoth 4:04 into overtime.

Colorado now waits to play the winner of Calgary – San Diego.

Maybe in time for next season, the NLL will invest in a reliable streaming service? Or maybe that is just wishful thinking on our part. Its a black eye for the league  when it’s streaming service cannot stay up for an entire game, especially during the playoffs.

Power outage during a playoff game or at least that is what is being reported on social media.

 

 

Friday May 3 Colorado at Saskatchewan 9:30 PM ET

Saturday May 4 New England at Buffalo  7:30 PM ET

Monday May 6 Toronto at Georgia 7:30 PM ET

Monday May 6 Calgary at San Diego 10:30 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 13,860

Rush went on an eight goal run to start the game and that’s all she wrote.  The Rush held Colorado to just four goals over the first three quarters.  Matthew Dinsdale led the Rush with four goals and two assists. Evan Kirk made 46 saves for the Rush.

Saskatchewan finishes 11-7 and Colorado finishes 6-12

Up Next

Colorado – Playoffs

Saskatchewan – Playoffs

Box Score

Attendance 5,121

Casey Jackson led the Seals with four goals and two assists. Frank Scigliano made 45 saves for the Seals.  Kyle Killen led the Mammoth with two goals and two assists.

A season low crowd of 5,121 saw the Seals defeat the Mammoth.

San Diego improves to 9-7 and Colorado falls to 6-11.

Up Next

Saturday April 27 Colorado at Saskatchewan 8:30 ET

Saturday April 27 Buffalo at San Diego 10:00 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 13,202

Kyle Jackson scored the game winner 2:15 into overtime to give the Hawks a hard fought road win. Warren Hill made 39 saves for the Hawks. Chris Wardle led the Mammoth with three goals.

Up Next

Saturday April 20 Vancouver at Rochester 7:30 PM ET

Friday April 19 Colorado at San Diego 10:30 PM ET

 

East Division ( According to the Wings)

Georgia – New England – New York – Philadelphia

Division 2

Buffalo – Halifax – Rochester – Toronto

West Division

Calgary – Colorado –  San Diego – Saskatchewan – Vancouver