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Sunday, January 23, 2011
Expanded rosters welcomed by coaches
Here's a great read from the Buffalo News about the new expanded roster rule change.
The player introductions before Saturday's game in HSBC Arena took a little longer than they have in past years.
That's because there were more players who dressed for the game.
The National Lacrosse League changed the number of players who can participate in a game this year. In the past, teams could dress 18 out of the 23 players on the roster on a given night. This year, it's up to 20 -- almost always 18 runners and two goaltenders.
"It helps us," Bandits coach Darris Kilgour said. "We like to pressure, which certainly gets tiring if you don't do it right. With the extra bodies, we've been really fresh at the end of both [of our earlier] games. I'm real happy with that."