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Rich Kilgour could feel there was a change coming after a second consecutive losing season, after missing the playoffs once again, after postseason interviews with management. Kilgour had played his entire 18-year career with the Buffalo Bandits and had been an assistant coach for eight seasons, the last three alongside his close friend and former longtime teammate John…

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The Buffalo Bandits opened this season with two former National Lacrosse League MVPs still learning to play together, two new co-head coaches and one secret weapon. “I think the guys just see me as an added edge over their competition,” Christopher Siuta said this week. “I think the Bandits are the only team in the NLL that has somebody like me on staff.” Siuta, who …

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By Mike J. Pesarchick It’s a new season for the reloaded Buffalo Bandits, and it’ll kick off with the return of an old rival. The Bandits will travel to Philadelphia to take on the reborn Wings on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center, resuming a decades-old rivalry. Here are five things Buffalo fans should know before the season opener: Led by legends …

Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits are turning to a pair of former franchise legends to coach the team in 2018-2019. John Tavares and Rich Kilgour, who served as assistants on Troy Cordingley’s staff, have been elevated to co-head coaches, while Cordingley has been reassigned to assistant general manager with a focus on scouting, the team announced Thursday. Tavares, the franchise’…

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Things just got ratcheted up in the Buffalo Sabres' biggest rivalry. The Toronto Maple Leafs shifted the balance of power in the Atlantic Division -- and maybe became one of the favorites for the Stanley Cup -- when they signed New York Islanders center John Tavares to a seven-year, $77-million free agent deal Sunday. The stunning announcement ended the league's hott…

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The New York Islanders will be in KeyBank Center to finish the Sabres' homestand Thursday night and their lone visit of the season comes as they are building one of the most fascinating storylines going in the NHL right now. The Isles entered Saturday in last place in the Metropolitan Division -- but just one point out of a wild-card slot. They announced on Monday they'…

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After an off-season of revamping, the Buffalo Bandits opened their training camp this weekend looking to move past a last place finish in the National Lacrosse League last season. The regular season is less than a month away, but there are decisions to be made before the Bandits start their 27th season of play. Here are five things you need to know as the Bandits kick o…