Philadelphia Wings Trade David Brock to Buffalo for Kevin Buchanan

August 13, 2012

According to the team, the Philadelphia Wings have traded David Brock and Mike Hominuck to the Buffalo Bandits in exchange for restricted free agent Kevin Buchanan. The Wings also acquire the Bandits third round pick for the 2013 NLL entry draft. Philadelphia trades away one of their top lefty shots in Hominuck, but they replace him with Buchanan, another lefty. It hasn’t been said if the Wings signed Buchanan, who…

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Bandits Re-Sign John Tavares

August 10, 2012

Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced the team has signed All-Pro forward John Tavares to a one-year contract. “I am extremely excited to be back for another year and looking forward to turning things around,” said Tavares. “We had an off year last season, but that will change in 2013. Banditland and the city of Buffalo deserve another championship and we are going to do everything we can to bring…

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Buffalo Bandits Off-Season Analysis

August 8, 2012

One of the more active teams so far in the NLL Off-Season has been the Buffalo Bandits, who are going forward with new GM Steve Dietrich. It appears that Dietrich is trying to make his mark, already making many moves to retain players and acquire new ones. Today we’re going to be taking a look at those views and I’ll give you my spin on each of them. On offense…

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Knighthawks Re-Sign Batson and Laverty

August 7, 2012

Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has re-signed defensemen Kyle Laverty and Jamie Batson. The contracts are pending league approval. Laverty enters his fifth season with the Knighthawks after agreeing to a one-year deal. The gritty defenseman capped off the 2012 season with the Knighthawks by winning a World Championship. “Over the last four years there have been a lot of changes to…

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Bandits Sign Nick Cotter

August 6, 2012

It was announced today through Twitter by Agent Chaka Bainbridge that the Buffalo Bandits have signed forward Nick Cotter to a contract. Details of the deal are not yet known. This move is the second that the Bandits have made this week and the third addition to the team under GM Steve Dietrich. Cotter last played in the NLL in 2011 with the Boston Blazers, where he scored 15 goals…

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Stealth Re-Sign Mike Grimes

August 3, 2012

The Washington Stealth announced today that defenseman Mike Grimes has been signed for the 2013 season, pending approval by the National lacrosse League. Grimes is entering his seventh NLL season, his fifth with the Stealth, and is widely regarded as one of the league’s top defensemen. Grimes, a native of Peterborough, Ontario, notched 12 points (6g, 6a) and 65 loose balls in 2012 despite missing three games due to injury. He established…

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Rock Sign Three To Roster

August 3, 2012

Toronto – Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson announced the signings of three players on Friday.  Veteran defencemen Drew Petkoff and Scott Johnston along with free agent defender Kyle Andrews have all signed one-year agreements covering the 2013 season pending league approval. Petkoff missed all but 3 regular season games in 2012.  He returned to action with the Rock early in the season after fully recovering from major knee surgery as…

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Toronto Trades Rooney and Bryan To Buffalo

August 3, 2012

Toronto – Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson announced a trade with the Buffalo Bandits had been completed on Friday.  The Rock have sent defenceman Glen Bryan and forward Jamie Rooney to Buffalo in exchange for the 14th selection (4th pick in the second round – originally owned by Minnesota) in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft and Buffalo’s 2013 4th round NLL Entry Draft selection pending league approval. “We thank Jamie…

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Thompson’s Time In Buffalo Full Of Memories

August 3, 2012

Yesterday news came out that the Bandits goaltender Michael Thompson would be retiring from the league after a solid seven season career in the NLL. Last season Thompson lost the starting job to acquisition Anthony Cosmo, who was franchised two days ago by the team. The team had a goaltender controversy that is made much easier by the retirement of Thompson, who played six seasons in Buffalo. Recently fans may…

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Bandits Officially Franchise Cosmo and Kelusky

August 3, 2012

Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced the team has tagged forward Tracey Kelusky and goaltender Anthony Cosmo as Buffalo’s franchise players for the 2013 NLL season. By declaring an Unrestricted Free Agent as a Franchise Player, a club ensures they will retain the player’s services for the upcoming season. Teams can declare up to two franchise players each year. Kelusky played his second season as a…

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