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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Dan Coates Re-Signs in Colorado

November 13, 2012

The Colorado Mammoth announced today that Dan Coates, the first defenseman selected in the 2011 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, has signed a one-year agreement to return to the organization for the 2013 season, pending league approval. Coates, 25, had 94 loose balls, tied for fifth-most in the NLL among non-face-off men. “Dan was a stand-out for us in his rookie campaign,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett….

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NLL To Air on YouTube: Fan Reactions

November 12, 2012

Today the NLL announced their games will be on YouTube for 2013. We asked our readers what they thought of that, and below are reactions from across the web. Make sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments. @lacrossewetrust the more fans that have access the better — Kevin Graham (@yettilax) November 12, 2012 @lacrossewetrust advertising will be a key role. — K_sundown (@K_sundown) November 12, 2012   @lacrossewetrust…

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NLL To Broadcast Via YouTube in 2013

November 12, 2012

The National Lacrosse League, in partnership with The Lacrosse Network, has announced that the league’s online game broadcasts will air on YouTube during the 2013 season. The entire 2013 NLL season will be broadcast worldwide and live on YouTube (subject to territorial blackout restrictions for some games).  NLL’s YouTube broadcasts will begin with the season opener on January 5th when the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks take on the Washington Stealth. “We’re…

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Luke Wiles Not Signed in Buffalo

November 11, 2012

According to reports, Buffalo Bandits forward Luke Wiles is not yet signed for the 2013 season. The report comes from IL Indoor where Wiles’ agent Chaka Bainbridge said that Wiles is farther away from signing than Dhane Smith was before he signed on Saturday. Ironically, the fate of another Bainbridge client could affect where Smith winds up playing. Luke Wiles, the team’s second-leading scorer in goals and total points last year,…

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Undrafted NLL Players Can Make an Impact, Though Rare

November 10, 2012

Every so often in sports, someone makes an unexpected impact. Look at the NFL, where undrafted players like Arian Foster and Wes Welker have become super stars. In MLB, Daniel Nava had a season to remember after playing independent. It’s not an uncommon thing to see. However, in lacrosse, it can be a lot harder to break the system. Most of the biggest stars of the National Lacrosse League came…

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What Could Have Been: 2005 NLL Draft Class

November 9, 2012

Earlier today, I was looking at NLL draft classes for a post coming later this week (self promotion!) and was talking with a few other lacrosse people about it (shoutouts to Graeme Perrow, Rocco Granato, Chad Faifoull and Marty O’Neill). Rocco, who writes for this site, sent me the 2005 first round of the NLL draft, and after looking at it, I decided to take a look at some draft…

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Miller Rusbridge Looks to Bring Impact to Knighthawks

November 9, 2012

The Rochester Knighthawks have signed defenseman Miller Rusbridge to a one year deal this week. Rusbridge will be joining the Knighthawks training camp later this month. Knighthawks coach Mike Hasen likes what he sees in Rusbridge. Hasen has coached him with MSL’s Brampton Excelsiors the past two seasons, and they won the Mann Cup in one of those years. The 24 year old defenseman has played with some Knighthawks players…

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