2017 Playoffs - East - First Round - #3 Black Wolves @ #2 Rock - Saturday May 6 - 7 PM EST

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  1. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    2017 Playoffs - East Division - First Round
    #3 New England Black Wolves (8-10) @ #2 Toronto Rock (9-9)
    Saturday May 6th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
    Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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    Places to Watch with Others:
    Arooga's - Route 32 in Uncasville, CT
    http://blackwolves.com/view/blackwolves/news-1697/news_373911

    Places to Watch Online:
    NLLTV.com (US, Canada, & International)
    nll.twitter.com (US, Canada, & International)

    Season Series Info:
    Friday March 3 - Away @ Toronto = Won 10-9 OT
    Sunday April 2 - Home vs. Toronto = Won 15-14

    Black Wolves Won Series 2-0!

    Key Information Going into the First Round of the East Playoffs:
    Winner Faces #1 Georgia in East Division Finals
    Game #1 would be next weekend (May 12-14) at Toronto or New England
    Game #2 & 3 would be at Georgia the following weekend (May 19-21)


    Team Info:

    NEW ENGLAND BLACK WOLVES
    Current Record: 8-10
    2016 Record: 10-8
    Playoffs: Lost in Eastern Division Finals to Buffalo
    2016 Plus/Minus: +17
    2017 Plus/Minus: -24
    Last Champion's Cup Title: 2001, as Philadelphia Wings

    Top Two Players From Last Year:
    Shawn Evans 50g, 68a
    Kevin Crowley 33g, 57a
    Evan Kirk (2016 NLL Goalie Of The Year)

    Top Players This Season:
    Shawn Evans 38g, 65a
    Kevin Crowley 45g, 40a
    Kevin Buchanan 25g, 49a
    Kyle Buchanan 31g, 38a

    GM: Rich Lisk (2016 NLL GM of the Year Runner-Up)
    Coach: Glenn Clark (2016 NLL Head Coach of the Year - The Les Bartley Award Winner)
    Assistant Coaches: Tracey Kelusky (2016 NLL Hall Of Famer), Jim Veltman
    Captains: Shawn Evans (C), Brett Manney (A), and Kyle Buchanan (A)

    Key losses: F Jordan Hall, D Andrew Suitor, F Pat Saunders
    Key additions: F Reilly O’Connor, D Scott Self, F Seth Oakes, D Chad Culp, D Jay Thorimbert.

    Draft Additions: Selected Seth Oakes (Albany) with first-round pick, Selected Doug Jamieson (Onondaga) with second-round pick, and Selected Joel Coyle (Conestoga) with a third-round pick. Seth and Doug have made the Active Roster for the Season.


    Roster:
    # - POS - PLAYER
    2 - T - Hotaling, Ryan
    7 - D - Suddons, Derek
    9 - F - O'Connor, Reilly
    12 - F - Oakes, Seth
    13 - D - Manney, Brett
    15 - F - Evans, Shawn
    17 - D - Reid, Zac
    18 - D - Searle, Derek
    19 - F - Clup, Chad
    21 - F - Crowley, Kevin
    26 - F - Bucktooth, Brett
    27 - F - Buchanan, Kevin
    30 - G - Jamieson, Doug
    35 - G - Kirk, Evan
    39 - D - Ball, Dan
    71 - D - Burns, Sheldon
    75 - T - Thorimbert, Jay
    91 - F - Buchanan, Kyle
    96 - D - OBrien, Bill
    99 - F - Veltman, Daryl

    Practice Squad: Joel Coyle, Rance Vigneux, Matt Spanger, and Connor Brown
    Retired: Scott Self


    TORONTO ROCK
    Current Record: 9-9
    2016 Record: 5-13
    Playoffs: Did Not Make Playoffs in 2016
    2016 Plus/Minus: -34
    2017 Plus/Minus: +19
    Last Champion's Cup Title: 2011

    Top Two Players From Last Year
    Rob Hellyer 45g, 68a
    Stephan LeBlanc 32g, 38a

    Top Players This Season
    Tom Schreiber 33g, 61a
    Brett Hickey 45g, 32a
    Stephan LeBlanc 20g, 53a
    Turner Evans 8g, 37a

    Owner/GM: Jamie Dawick
    Coach: John Lovell

    Key losses: F Colin Doyle, F Josh Sanderson, Kevin Ross.
    Key additions: G Steve Fryer, F Kieran McArdle, F Tom Schreiber, D Connor Buczek.

    Roster:
    # - POS - PLAYER
    4 - T - Gamble, Jesse
    5 - D - Chapman, Sandy
    6 - F - McArdle, Kieran
    11 - F - Hickey, Brett
    15 - F - Evans, Turner
    17 - F - Leblanc, Stephan
    20 - D - Kri, Bradley
    22 - F - Caputo, Phil
    23 - D - Rogers, Challen
    26 - F - Schreiber, Tom
    35 - G - Miller, Brandon
    37 - T - Merrill, Brodie
    41 - F - Lintner, Dan
    44 - D - Gilbert, Jeff
    45 - D - Edwards, Damon
    66 - G - Rose, Nick
    82 - D - Magnuson, Jordan
    91 - D - Hostrawser, Billy
    93 - D - Harris, Latrell
    97 - F - Reinholdt, Reid
    33 - F - Beirnes, Kasey
    ## - D - Marshall, Rob
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
  2. Winger86

    Winger86 Member

    Playoff game between teams that are a combined 17-19. Should be quality. :rolleyes:
     
  3. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    So they are well matched, which often leads to a good game.
     
  4. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    for whatever reason, post philly the blackwolves seem to play toronto as well as anyone. kirk needs to come alive.
     
  5. Wingsfan23

    Wingsfan23 Member

    Saturday is up to Kirk, rose goes to sleep as equally, NE can score at will, but opposition has been picking Kirk apart glove side all season
    Worried
     
  6. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    He can sleep all he wants on the bench as long as Miller is stoning the Wolves cold a la Bob Watson against the Wings in 1999.
     
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  7. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    ahh the good old days, bring on the smack.

    what has brandon ever win? pinning your hopes on a goalie who last saw significant playoff actin as an albany attack?
     
  8. smurf666

    smurf666 Guest

    2015 Rock, buddy. Took em to the final, might have forced game 3 but the zebras had other plans.
     
  9. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Thought about buying the broadcast....seems like a good decision to skip.
     
  10. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    So there goes the season. At least we made the playoffs but this one, not good. First Quarter it was close but after that, Toronto got up and never looked back. Essentially we got manhandled quarter 2 on. Oh well, hopefully they will make some smart moves for next season and we can go farther next year.
     
  11. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Positive patrol, I have to admire it.
     
  12. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

  13. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    traded let go away hall, belanger, and ranagan - a floor leader, a goalie and a defender - was the difference tonight.
     
  14. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    good call as much as it hurts. the wings fan still in me still admires his demeanor under duress.
     
  15. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Miller was never quite Dallas, or maybe even Bilger, but he has always been quality and a great guy.
     
  16. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    miller has that ken dryden like calmness that is rare in goalies that i always admired.
     
  17. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    Totally right there. We should of kept Hall around, same for Ranagan who was a crowd favorite. Belanger, I understand needed to move to become a starter and well happy he found a place but he is a huge loss. Not having them probably cost us at least a few for sure.
     
  18. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    That hits it right. The perfect goalie/shortstop mentality. One play over focus on the next, erase the previous.
     
  19. Wingsfan23

    Wingsfan23 Member

    Only because I was at work until 1030
    Give me a few hours to get drunk and I'll be back
     
  20. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    kirk is becoming another matt roik / anthony cosmo - when the dam springs a leak, it just crumbles.
     

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