Powell Set to Sign with Knighthawks

November 16, 2012

According to LaxWorm.com, an affiliate blog of In Lacrosse We Trust, Casey Powell is set to sign with the Rochester Knighthawks. This comes after NLL personnel tweeted that Powell has not yet signed in Rochester, and after reports that he indeed had signed. Contrary to reports, league has yet to receive a signed contract for CaseyPowell from Rochester. — Doug Fritts (@NLLPR) November 1, 2012 LaxWorm.com spoke to Casey Powell, and he…

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Brad Self: “Expectations Will be Higher Than Last Year”

November 16, 2012

Last season Brad Self made his return to the NLL when he signed with the Rochester Knighthawks, whom he won a Championship with. Now that he heads into his second year with the club, he feels he will be more prepared. “It took some time to feel comfortable with my teammates and with the coaching staff.” said Self. “I always told people it takes longer than normal in the NLL…

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The Case of Kevin Croswell

November 16, 2012

Kevin Croswell is an interesting goaltender. He backed up Nick Patterson in Minnesota for a few years. Then it looked like he would be getting his shot when he was traded to Edmonton. However, the Rush also traded for Aaron Bold from Rochester, and he took the job and performed with flying colors. Crowell would be cut as they opted to go with Brodie MacDonald as their backup. After being…

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Rush Acquire Cory Conway

November 15, 2012

Edmonton Rush General Manager/Head Coach Derek Keenan announced today that the club has acquired right handed offense player  Cory Conway in exchange for a 2013 sixth round selection in the 2013 Entry Draft and a  third round selection in the 2014 Entry Draft. Conway has played two NLL seasons with the Calgary Roughnecks, prior to being traded by Colorado Mammoth.  In the 2012 season he played thirteen games to record…

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How the Rush Replace Aaron Wilson

November 15, 2012

The Edmonton Rush were not too thrilled with the career low 31 points they got out of Aaron Wilson. However, they still have to understand he has been a prolific goal scorer in the NLL, and they will need to find a way to replace his potential production on the right side. Edmonton didn’t have a stellar offense in 2012 but still managed to get to the Champions Cup. They…

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What Wilson Brings to the Bandits, And How They Replace Thompson

November 14, 2012

Today the Buffalo Bandits pulled the trigger and acquired Aaron Wilson from the Edmonton Rush. They sent Jeremy Thompson to Edmonton, giving the Bandits a new situation with their transition game. Wilson has been a solid, right handed goal scorer in the National Lacrosse League for some years. He came up with Toronto in 2003 before being traded to Rochester in 2008. After six games with the Knighthawks he went…

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Should the Wings Go After Wiles?

November 14, 2012

Bandits acquire Aaron Wilson from Edmonton for Jeremy Thompson!!  You may wonder..  Why am I writing about this?  Here is why…. Everything about this trade leads to the non-signing of star forward Luke Wiles.  Yes Wings fans, the same Luke Wiles who was traded with Chad Thompson back in 2006 before the trade deadline for Mike Regan, who only played 6 games for the Wings then vanished. Why they did that trade…

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Bandits Re-Sign Jimmy Purves

November 14, 2012

Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the Bandits have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with defenseman Jimmy Purves.   “Jim has developed into a solid defender and transition player over the last couple of years,” Dietrich said. “We are looking for him to continue that development and become one of the leaders on our defensive end.”   Selected by the Bandits in the fifth round…

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Report: Aaron Wilson Traded to Buffalo

November 14, 2012

According to Steve Bermel from IL Indoor, the Buffalo Bandits and Edmonton Rush have made a trade. According to the report, Jeremy Thompson will be shipped to Edmonton with right handed shooter Aaron Wilson joining the Bandits. Last season Thompson was almost traded to Edmonton in a trade with Paul Rabil that fell apart. Now, it seems the Rush are still getting the player they were looking for. Meanwhile, Wilson…

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Dietrich Making Several Moves This Bandits Off Season

November 13, 2012

Steve “Chugger” Dietrich enters his first season as the Buffalo Bandits’ general manager after a busy off-season. Since taking over for Darris Kilgour, who will stay with the Bandits as bench boss, the franchise’s all time winningest goaltender has brought in several new players via trades or free agency. The highlight of Dietrich’s accusations is Shawn Williams. One of the NLL’s most prolific scorers, Williams has amassed over 1, 000…

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