There's No Tomorrow for Philadelphia as Wings Lose Wild-card Playoff Game to Washington 12-11
Sunday, March 31, 2002
By David Unkle
The Wings' quest to retain their hold on the National Lacrosse League's Champion's Cup ended last night in Philadelphia at the hands of the Washington Power in a 12-11 loss to the Eastern Division Champions. Unlike last week's game against the Toronto Rock which propelled them into the playoffs, Philadelphia came out with a less aggressive style of defense which would hurt them throughout the game and arguably cost them the opportunity to return to Toronto, the site where they captured the 2001 NLL Championship. Surrendering transition goals and power play goals coupled with weak second quarter play and the inability to chew up the clock when shorthanded has killed this team all season long and its reappearance last night gave the Power the opportunity to play lacrosse in April.
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Make Up Your Mind
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
By Gregory "Graig" White
As I go into my 12th year in the fitness business, I've grown to understand that there will be days that instead of pushing athletes I will be pulling them. There will be days when the motivation to train at peak levels will be at an all time low. There are times that as I walk into our training facility I see athletes sitting outside working on getting into the right frame of mind. This could be caused by many different reasons, but more often than not I've found it to be due to lack of desire and/or focus.
Wings Rock Toronto's World in 12-11 Overtime Win; Gain Sixth and Final Playoff Spot
Monday, March 25, 2002
By David W. Unkle
Saturday night's game at the First Union Center was just short of war between these two teams. Take for example, Toronto Rock Forward Colin Doyle's comments following the back-end of the home-home series between these two teams. It's funny how they grow a spine in Philadelphia; it's the dead truth. They're soft in Toronto and they come out and play tough in Philly. It's the way it's been for a long time and the reason they were successful against us last year in Toronto was because they played tough. We expected it and we knew they were going to come at us with everything they had...we don't mind it. There is a lot of bad blood. They took away what was ours for two years and we thought should still be ours. If that's not enough to get the boys motivated, it's the fact that we have great games here year in and year out. There's obviously a level of respect between the two teams. They have some fantastic players and I'm sure that they would say the same about some of our players. But when it comes down to the floor, respect goes out the window.
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