Here are my Boston-biased, minute-by-minute reactions to the trades and key picks of the 2014 MLL Supplemental Draft:
2:29 pm: Major League Lacrosse headquarters send the interns for coffee. There is a 50-minute wait at Dunkin Donuts. The interns miss the entirety of the draft and fail to provide fans with live twitter updates. A free-for-all for updates ensues.
2:33 pm: Three-team trade: New York sends picks #2 and #28 to Chesapeake. Chesapeake sends Kevin Cooper and Matt Dolente to Ohio. Ohio sends Kyle Hartzell and the 13th overall collegiate draft pick to New York. WHAT?!
Chesapeake probably got the worst returns of the deal [but still managed to win the day]. Ohio, who was 38.9% at the faceoff X last summer, certainly filled needs. But was the price worth it? On the field Hartzell is one of the best LSM in the league. Off the field he is one of the most marketable players in the sport. He was the face of the Ohio franchise; he’ll be one of many faces in New York alongside Rob Pannell, Ned Crotty, Max Seibald and Greg Gurenlian.