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The League has voided the Philadelphia Wings signing of Brandon Miller per Bylaw IV B 7 and is not permitted to sign the player prior to September 1st, 2019.

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Wings Home Schedule

Posted: August 12, 2019 in NLL, Philadelphia Wings

No the league did not release schedule yet. We are just trying to figuring out the Wings home opener date with both the Flyers and 76ers schedules now out.

Odds on favorite? December 14

Flyers do not have any home games scheduled for Friday nights during the month of December and one Saturday home game on December 7.

Wells Fargo Center is hosting Disney on Ice starting December 27.

December 7

Senators at Flyers 1 PM   and Cleveland at Sixers 7:30 PM

December 13 New Orleans at 76ers 7 PM

December 20 Dallas at 76ers 8:00 PM

December 21 Washington at 76ers 7:00 PM

 

 

 

The Philadelphia Wings have convinced Brandon Miller to come out of retirement and get back between the pipes.

Do you still think expansion is a good thing for the NLL? If teams like the Wings have to convince a 40 year old Brandon Miller to come out retirement?

It just goes to show that there is a lack of quality goaltending available to NLL clubs.

 

 

  • Buffalo Bandits sign Dallas Bridle to a two year agreement.
  • Buffalo Bandits sign Kevin Brownell to a two year agreement.
  • Colorado Mammoth sign goaltender Tyler Carlson to a two year agreement.
  • Colorado Mammoth have signed Carter Dickson to a one year agreement.
  • Georgia Swarm have signed Steve Orleman to a two year agreement.
  • Georgia Swarm have signed forward LeRoy Halftown to a one year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds sign Mike Burke to a two year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds have signed Gates Abrams to a two year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds have signed Colton Armstrong to a three year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds have signed Chase Martin to a two year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds have signed defenseman Luc Magnan to a two year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds sign defenseman Scott Campbell to a one year agreement.
  • Philadelphia Wings sign forward Cory Viatrelli
  • Philadelphia Wings sign transition player Daryl Waud
  • Philadelphia Wings sign goaltender Brandon Miller
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign forward Dan Michel to a two year agreement.
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Riley Campbell to a two year agreement.
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Tyler Gaulton to a two year agreement.
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Travis Burton to a two year agreement.
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign forward Curtis Knight to a one year agreement
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Dylan Evans to a one year agreement
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Jay Thorinbert to a one year agreement
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Paul Dawson to a three year agreement.
  • San Diego Seals have signed Kyle McClancy to a one year agreement.
  • Toronto Rock have signed David Brock to a two year agreement.
  • Vancouver Warriors signed goaltender Nolan Clayton
  • Vancouver Warriors have signed Brent Adams to a one year agreement.
  • Vancouver Warriors have signed Mike Donaldson to a two year agreement.

  • Vancouver Warriors have signed defender Zac Christianson to a two year agreement.

     

Waud is a former canadian football league player who played for the Ottawa Red Blacks, with a history of concussions. You can read more about Waud HERE

Is it really that difficult for the NLL to list the players position when publishing the transactions?

Teams taking care of their houses before free agency starts.

The Buffalo Bandits have signed Matt Vinc to a three year agreement.

The Colorado Mammoth have signed Ryan Lee to a two year agreement.

The Halifax Thunderbirds have signed Warren Hill to a two year agreement.

The New England Black Wolves have released Chad Culp and Brett Bucktooth from the Retired List.

The New York Riptide have signed Tyler Digby to a two agreement.

The Philadelphia Wings have signed Eric Shewell and Liam Byrnes to one year agreements.

The San Diego Seals have signed Tor Reinholdt to a two year agreement.

The Toronto Rock have provided qualifying offers to Sheldon Burns and Johnny Powless.

For those wondering what former Wings great Tom Marechek has been up to in retirement.  You can read about it HERE

Was it really that difficult to put the following information into the press release?

If Higgins plays more than 14 games next year or the year after, Bandits give Wings their 2022 third round pick in exchange for the Wings 2022 second round pick.

Wings send Doug Buchan and a second round pick in 2020 to the Bandits for Zack Higgins and the Bandits fourth round selection in 2020.

Trading Buchan for Higgins seems like a lateral move.  This move does not solve the Wings goaltending issues heading into the season. Just mean Wings goaltending is one big old question mark heading into the season.

( Seems like the Wings are copying the Flyers playbook when it comes to goaltending. )

You can find career stats for Buchan HERE and Higgins HERE

 

 

Its award season in the National Lacrosse League (Yawn). Did they forget the Western the division? 🙂

Executive of the Year – Terri Gibberson Toronto Rock

General Manager of the Year – Steve ” Chugger ” Dietrich  Buffalo Bandits

Head Coach of the Year – John Tavares and Rich Kilgour Buffalo Bandits

Goaltender of te Year – Matt Vinc Buffalo Bandits.

Most Valuable Player – Dane Dobbie

Defensive Player of the Year – Graeme Hossack  Halifax Thunderbirds

Rookie of the Year – Austin Staats San Diego Seals

Teammate of the Year – John Ranagan – Georgia Swarm – Currently with the New York Riptide.

Transition Player of the Year – Challen Rogers  Toronto Rock

Sportsmanship Award – Lyle Thompson Georgia Swarm ( Did they snip the ponytail? 🙂

Media Person of the Year – Tyson Geick

 

First Team All-Pro

Dane Dobbie – Calgary Roughnecks – Forward

Lyle Thompson – Georgia Swarm – Forward

Challen Rogers – Toronto Rock – Transition

Graeme Hossack – Rochester Knighthawks – Defense

Kyle Rubsich – Saskatchewan Rush – Defense

Matt Vinc – Buffalo Bandits – Goaltender

 

Second Team All-Pro

Eli McLaughlin – Colorado Mammoth – Forward

Callum Crawford – New England Black Wolves – Forward

Zach Currier – Calgary Roughnecks – Transition

Steve Priolo – Buffalo Bandits – Defense

Brodie Merrill – San Diego Seals – Defense

Christian Del Bianco – Calgary Roughnecks – Goaltender

 

All-Rookie Team

Austin Staats – San Diego Seals – Forward

Ian MacKay – Buffalo Bandits – Transition

Matt Rambo – Philadelphia Wings – Forward

Kyle Killen – Colorado Mammoth – Forward

Trevor Baptiste – Philadelphia Wings – Transition

Brendan Bomberry – Georgia Swarm – Transition

 

You can read more Here

“We like our young (defense), and it was important to protect one extra defenseman” Day said. “Our three goalies are all young guys and we know we can’t lose all of them and we know with other teams, there’s such strengths on other expansion lists that we should be able to retain at least two of them. That was probably our most difficult decision.”

Raise your hand if you are comfortable going into the season with Davide  DiRuscio and  Gowah Abrams as the Wings starting goaltending combination. Anyone? With Buchan on the shelf for who knows how long.

We like our young defense? Better hope Day finds a vet or two in free agency to help offset the growing pains that young players typically experience.

Day has his work cut out for himself in the draft and free agency. Maybe sending two firsts to New England for Kevin Crowley was not the best idea after all.