There has been plenty of talk about all of the extra talent floating around the National Lacrosse League as free agents. Here's an example of what we might be seeing this season.
The Toronto Rock lost Blaine Manning to a broken collarbone during Saturday's loss to the Bandits in Buffalo. Manning will be out for at least six to eight weeks, perhaps more depending on if he can work out in the meantime.
Where did the Rock go for help? The Buffalo roster.
Toronto has signed Brenden Thenhaus to a contract; Thenhaus was on the Bandits' practice squad. Buffalo has 24 hours to match the contract offer from the Rock, and then move him on to the active roster. If the Bandits don't do that, Thenhaus will be awarded to Toronto.
Thenhaus had 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points last season for Buffalo. We'll see how the Bandits decide to play it.
--- Budd Bailey