Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/21/05 at 08:06 PM ET
The New York Rangers can end a dubious drought Friday at the 2005 NHL draft lottery. New York is among four teams to have the maximum three balls in the lottery, which will determine which NHL squad will have the first overall selection and the opportunity to select Canadian junior phenom Sidney Crosby. The other franchises are the Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. The Rangers haven't had the first overall pick since 1965 when they took Andrew Veilleux, a Jr. B right-winger from Montreal who never played a regular-season game with New York.
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