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Bandits notebook: The NLL Draft/Kilgour to stick to coaching

   7:06 p.m - Greetings from HSBC Arena, where the NLL draft is underway. You can follow the proceedings at, which has a Webcast. And I'll have a few notes as we go along.

   Rochester had the first two picks of the draft. The Knighthawks took Sid Smith of Syracuse and Ilija Gajic of Denver U. Considering that Rochester announced beforehand it was giving out posters of Smith at a party in Rochester tonight, you could say this wasn't a surprise.

   The draft was closed to the public, which is a little odd considering that a little more public access for the league couldn't hurt.

   7:10 p.m. -- These guys aren't wasting much time. We're already through six picks, and three of them are from Denver. It's five minutes a pick in the opening round, and then two minutes for rounds two through six. Buffalo goes 15th, 19th, 21st and 24th, so it has quantity on its side today. With all those picks, you'd have to think the Bandits would at least think about trading up.

   General manager Darris Kilgour traditionally has stayed close to home geographically in many of his early selections; we'll see if the pattern holds here.

   7:22 p.m. -- The first trade of the night -- Minnesota sends a first-rounder to Edmonton for Rich Morgan. Corey Small of U. Albany was taken by the Rush with that added pick.

   7:33 p.m. -- The Orlando Titans are about to make their first action since joining the league after the move from New York. They are taking their time in making a pick.

   7:35 p.m. -- The Titans made a trade with the Bandits, who indeed moved up to the first round. Buffalo gave up a second-round pick this year and a first-round choice in 2011 in order to take Kyle Clancy from Peterborough of the Ontario Lacrosse Association's Junior A league.

   Clancy is 6-foot, 200 pounds, and was a top scorer in junior (third in the league). Buffalo must like him a lot to give up a second and a first for him.

   7:48 p.m. -- Buffalo's first pick in the second round was used on Chris Corbeil, a big defender from the Brampton Excelsiors of the OLA.

   7:50 p.m. - Philadelphia has taken Bob Snider, who is Geoff's brother. You wonder if big brother taught little brother about faceoffs; Geoff is the best in the league at that skill.

   8:01 p.m. -- Steve Priolo of St. Catharines has gone to the Bandits with their other second-round pick. Kilgour has talked about basketball principles in lacrosse; Priolo gave up college basketball in Canada to concentrate on lacrosse. He's another tough defender; toughness seems to be the common denominator among the Buffalo picks so far.

   8:08 p.m. -- The Bandits have traded their third-round pick to Washington for Frank Resetarits, a Hamburg native who played for San Jose last season. Resetarits is 24, and scored 34 points in 13 games in 2009.

   8:27 p.m. -- We've got a ways to go until Buffalo's next pick, which is number 39 overall. We're at number 33 right now. Then the Bandits go 40th and 60th. Nice move by Kilgour to pick up Resetarits, who ought to be enthusiastic about coming home and offers some immediate help from this draft.

   8:45 p.m. -- Zac McIlmoyle is the latest Peterborough player to join the Bandits, going 39th overall. He was third in the team in scoring.

   8:47 p.m. - A trade has brought an ex-Bandit back here. Buffalo sent its other fourth-rounder to Philadelphia for Jon Harasym. The forward played here in 2005 and 2006. He had 11 points in 12 games in 2009, dividing his season between Toronto and Philadelphia.

   9:10 p.m. -- The Bandits took Canisius College's Matt Friedman with their final choice. He played at St. Francis in high school, and is a 5-9 defender.

   10:16 p.m. -- Darris Kilgour said after the draft that he was stepping down as general manager of the Bandits to concentrate on his duties as coach. Derek Graham will take his place in the GM's spot; Graham had been an assistant coach for the past two years. Details will be posted on The News' Web site later tonight.

--- Budd Bailey

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