NLL: Buffalo Bandits Eager To Watch Revamped Crime

The plan is set up for the Buffalo Bandits and the season can not get here.

General manager Steve Dietrich delivered among the leading scorers of the team, veteran left-hander Ryan Benesch. However, with the No. 1 pick in this year’s entry draft, the Bandits had some choices when it came to discovering that will offer the things from that side.

It’s plenty of faith to spend, but Dietrich and the Bandits are excited to see how No. 1 draft pick Josh Byrne, together with veteran Jordan Durston, step into their new role with their new teams.

“We’re thrilled right now with our left side,” Dietrich told the Buffalo News ( ) .

Byrne, of course, was a producer for the 2 with the Burnaby Lakers and years from the BCJLAA. And even though his time with the WLA team has been limited, there should be no concerns of rust. After completing his NCAA ball he broke the Major League Lacrosse rookie record and played with summer field lacrosse with Chesapeake. You can read more about stx womens lacrosse sticks at

“He has played against guys,” Dietrich said. “It is always nice when they have proven against the competition they are likely to see.”

There is no wonder Byrne has that touch, and also to get it in the side is the element the Bandits could not afford to let pass at the draft of Monday. Adding Durston to the mix provides the Bandits a set of youthful leftys and it’s clear to see why Dietrich is “ecstatic.”

Durston, obtained via trade on Monday just hours before the draft with the Vancouver Stealth, won and came through the Six Nations system. He is strong off the ball and not only knows the importance of the job, but embraces it.

So with another veteran and NLL MVP Dhane Smith, Callum Crawford, on the side, Bandit Property has some pieces in place to turn around last season’s record.