How important is the entry draft to National Lacrosse League general managers? In the lead up and perceived prep work, it seems it would be critical, but in the NLL, few teams maintain the prospects they garner on draft day.
After reading The Hockey News’ indepth 2011 NHL Draft Preview in recent weeks, we mirrored one of their rundowns – entitled “Built through the draft” – against the NLL, a piece looking at teams’ draft pick retention. Who builds through the draft? Who lets their roster saturate a bit before making wholesale changes? Who looks elsewhere? Find out after the jump (you’ll likely be surprised who sits #1). READ MORE »