McCready, Bomberry among Bandits left unprotected for NLL Expansion Draft

This week the NLL released the protected lists for the July 24th Expansion Draft. There were some big names left off the list for the reigning World Champion, Buffalo Bandits.

All-Star transition player Pat McCready and sharpshooting forward Cory Bomberry were among the surprises made available by the Bandits. Teams were given the choice to protect 10 runners and 2 goalies or 13 runners and 1 goalie. Bandits GM Darris Kilgour chose to protect both his goalies, Mike Thompson and Ken Montour, who both were key players in the team’s run to the title.

Here are the lists:

Protected Unprotected
Accursi, Mike
Bucktooth, Brett
Dostie, Kevin
Greenhalgh, Sean
Montour, Ken
Powless, Delby
Smith, Billy Dee
Steenhuis, Mark
Tavares, John
Thompson, Mike
Vyse, Roger
White, Chris
Bomberry, Cory
Croswell, Brian
Hill, Clay
Kilgour, Rich*
Kruger, Rusty*
Langdale, Chris*
Laverty, Kyle
Lazore, Andrew
Llord, Ian
McCready, Pat*
Myers, Brian
Sanderson, Phil
Schmelzle, Kyle
Smith, Joe
Squire, Chad
Swamp, Brandon

The Bandits can only lose one player in the expansion draft. Players marked with asterisks are unrestricted free agents, which means Boston would have to designate them as a franchise player or risk losing their rights.


Posted on July 12, 2008, in Bandits/NLL and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. McCready shouldnt be an issue as he is an unrestricted free agent and for the Blazers to hold him they would have to franchise him and even then he could still holdout and force a trade back to the Bandits.

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