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03-30-2012, 01:35 PM
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By definition every team is building through the draft because the NHL hands out 7 rounds of free draft picks to all 30 NHL teams each year, and they all attend the entry draft event, and select players with those provided picks (unless traded away).

If you pick any random NHL team you will find at least a few players that were acquired via the entry draft process.
And some teams acquire additional picks and recently drafted prospects, like Burke has, meaning that are focusing on the draft more than teams that do not.

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