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Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich preached fighting complacency during last year's training camp. The Bandits were coming off a trip to the Champions Cup and brought back nearly the entire roster for another crack at the Saskatchewan Rush. "Maybe I was the most complacent of the group," Dietrich said. A roster previously good enough to win the division t…

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Defending champion: Georgia Swarm. They defeated the 2016 champions, the Saskatchewan Rush, in two games in the Champions Cup. The Swarm's offense is still stacked, especially with Jesse King returning from a year-long injury. Reigning NLL MVP Lyle Thompson, who scored a league-leading 116 points last season, is still the focal point. There are a handful of changes from la…

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Two players from last year's roster are returning to the Bandits, as Buffalo signed forward Mitch Jones and transition player Tim Edwards to one-year deals. Jones is expected to have a large role in the offensive unit after an enormous summer in the Western Lacrosse Association. He finished fourth in the league in scoring with 62 points in 17 games and led the league in…