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Now we might know why the Wings did not bother to protect a goalie in the expansion draft. Doug Buchan to misss MSL summer season due to a knee injury.

What impact will this have on Philly’s goaltending situation heading into free agency and the draft? We will have to wait and see.

You can read more Here.



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.



December  2019 

December 7 Home vs Ottawa  1 PM ET

Flyers do not have any home games scheduled for Friday nights during the month of December.  Guessing those Friday nights will go to the Sixers and Wells Fargo Center is hosting Disney on Ice starting December 27.

If we had to guess Wings open at home December 14. 

January 2020

Flyers play at home Saturday January 11 and Saturday January 17 both games set for 7:00 PM ET.  Friday nights again look to be reserved for the 76ers.

February 2020

Flyers have one Friday night home game on Feb 28th against the NY Rangers.  Flyers play at home on Feb 1st vs Colorado 1 PM ET and Feb 22 vs Winnipeg 1 PM ET

March 2020

Flyers play at home  Saturday March 7 vs Buffalo 7 PM and Saturday March 14 vs Minnesota 1 PM.

Per the Wings twitter.

The team has signed Josh Currier to a two year deal.  Safe to say Currier will be one of the forwards the Wings will protect in the upcoming expansion draft.


Press Release 

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 8,735

Wings played their best game of the season and finally won a game away from the Wells Fargo Center.  Twelve different players found the net for Philadelphia. Gowah Abrams got the start and made 32  saves for the Wings. Travis Batispte went 29 for 37 at the X.

The 2019 first round pick that Philadelphia sent to New England in the Crowley deal will be slotted third overall, the Paul Day curse just might be real after all.

Philadelphia finishes the season 4-14 and Georgia finishes the season at 12-6

Up Next

Philadelphia – Off Season

Georgia – Playoffs


Shawn Tilger steps down

Posted: April 18, 2019 in NLL, Philadelphia Wings

Long time Flyers executive and Wings governor Shawn Tilger has stepped down from his various roles at Comcast – Spectacor.  Tilger’s days were numbered once Comcast-Spectacor hired former Washington Nationals executive Valerie Camillo to head up the Business Operations for the Wells Fargo Center.



Box Score

Attendance 5,200

Its going to be a long flight home for Philly after getting taken to the wood shed by the Warriors and going  0-2 on the weekend.

Blaze Riorden gave the Wings a 1-0 lead 17 seconds into the game only to see the Warriors go on a nine goal run to end the first quarter and put it on cruise control the rest of the way. Good thing no-one was there to see it.

Keegan Bal led the Warriors with five goals and nine assists. Aaron Bold made 61 saves for the Warriors.

Wings penalty kill was a dumpster fire allowing the Warriors to go 5 for 5 with the man advantage.  Travis Baptiste rebounded from a poor performance at x the night before by going 31 for 34 at the x against  Zack Porter and Jarrett Toll.

Vancouver improves to 5-11 and Philadelphia falls to 3-14


Up Next

Saturday April 20 Philadelphia at Georgia 7:05 PM ET

Saturday April 20 Vancouver at Rochester 7:00 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 14,005

Another game another fourth quarter collapse for the Wings.  Which has been the theme of the Wings season. With the Wings leading 11-9 after three quarters, the Rush went on a seven goal run in the final quarter to clip the Wings.

Mark Matthews led the Rush with five goals and three assists. Adam Shute made 40 saves for the Rush.

Matt Rambo led the Wings with five goals and three assists.  Travis Baptiste struggled at the x for the first time all season going 16 for 31.

Saskatchewan improves to 10-6 and Philadelphia falls to 3-13.

Up Next

Sunday April 14 Philadelphia at Vancouver 6:00 PM ET

Saturday April 20 Saskatchewan at Calgary 9:00 PM ET

Spectra has recently hired Brian Radle to be director of partnerships for the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings.

Radle has spent the last 14 years working in Minor League Baseball, with a primary focus on business development and marketing, and most recently was president & general manager of the Kannapolis Intimidators, a Single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

He was also recently awarded MiLB’s Golden Bobblehead Award for the creation of Cam’s Clubhouse, the industry’s first fully-dedicated, sensory-friendly space at a ballpark.