Low cost cialis With the New York Rangers being the lowest seeded team entering the 2011 NHL playoffs, low cost cialis and following their first round elimination, low cost cialis they became the highest slotted team in the 2011 NHL Draft as the Blueshirts own the 15th overall pick. Low cost cialis There is still plenty of time to look at who might be the newest Ranger. Low cost cialis Instead, low cost cialis let us take a look back at the Rangers rather spotty history with the 15th overall pick in past NHL Drafts. Low cost cialis In our review, low cost cialis we will see how Glen Sather played a bit part in this draft history before he was ever Rangers GM.

Low cost cialis The Rangers will have one of the top 15 picks in back-to-back drafts for the first since 2003-2005 when they had three straight top 15 picks. Low cost cialis In 2003, low cost cialis they selected the immortal Hugh Jessiman 12th overall. Low cost cialis Yes, low cost cialis it is the same Hugh Jessiman who finally played his first two NHL games with Florida this season. Low cost cialis The names of the forwards the Rangers passed on still bring heartache to Blueshirt fans: Dustin Brown, low cost cialis Zach Parise, low cost cialis Ryan Getzlaf, low cost cialis Ryan Kesler and Mike Richards.

Low cost cialis In 2004, low cost cialis the Rangers drafted Al Montoya with the 6th pick and later drafted Lauri Korpikoski with the 19th pick – passing on the likes of Drew Stafford, low cost cialis Alexander Radulov, low cost cialis Travis Zajac, low cost cialis Wojtech Wolski, low cost cialis Andrej Meszaros, low cost cialis Cory Schneider, low cost cialis Jeff Schultz, low cost cialis and Mike Green.

Low cost cialis Fortunately, low cost cialis the Rangers got it right in 2005 when they drafted Marc Staal 12th overall.

Low cost cialis The first three times the Rangers owned the 15th overall pick, low cost cialis the selection was not even in the first round. Low cost cialis Back in the original Six days of 1963 and 1964, low cost cialis that pick was in the third round and the Draft was limited to players who were not sponsored by NHL teams. Low cost cialis

Low cost cialis In 1963 they drafted Mike Cummins, low cost cialis who was so forgettable that no position is listed for him.

Low cost cialis In 1964, low cost cialis they selected defenseman Gordon Lowe. Low cost cialis Like Cummins, low cost cialis Lowe never played in the NHL. Low cost cialis However, low cost cialis the Rangers did score with their 4th round pick (#21) center Syl Apps, low cost cialis Jr. Low cost cialis With the Rangers flush with centers, low cost cialis GM Emile Francis traded Apps on January 26, low cost cialis 1971 to the Pittsburgh Penguins for – Glen Sather.

Low cost cialis In 1967, low cost cialis expansion brought six new teams to the NHL and, low cost cialis as a result, low cost cialis the 15th overall pick was now a second rounder. Low cost cialis The Rangers drafted defenseman Brian Tosh and the team was three-for-three in selecting players who never made it to the NHL. Low cost cialis Interestingly enough, low cost cialis two players drafted after Tosh did: Bob “Battleship” Kelly (not to be confused with Bob “Hound Dog” Kelly who was a member of the Broad Street Bullies) and Al Karlander.

Low cost cialis The Rangers owned two first round picks in 1972. Low cost cialis With the 10th overall pick they drafted RW Al Blanchard (passing on future NHLers George Ferguson, low cost cialis Phil Russell and John Van Boxmeer). Low cost cialis With the second first round pick, low cost cialis they drafted center Bob MacMillan at #15. Low cost cialis While MacMillan only played 22 games as a Ranger, low cost cialis he did play in 753 NHL games and scored 228 goals and 349 assists.

Low cost cialis In 1982, low cost cialis the Rangers drafted Chris Kontos with the 15th overall pick. Low cost cialis While Kontos did appear in 78 games as a Ranger and in a total of 230 NHL games (54 goals and 69 assists), low cost cialis he is best remembered for his nine goals in 11 playoff games as a member of the Los Angeles Kings in 1989.

Low cost cialis Unfortunately, low cost cialis in selecting Kontos the Blueshirts passed on the following three players who were drafted right after Kontos, low cost cialis with all three playing over 1000 NHL games: Dave Andreychuk (1639-640-698-1338), low cost cialis Murray Craven (1071-206-453-759) and Ken Daneyko (1283036-142-178). Low cost cialis In addition, low cost cialis they passed over future Ranger Patrick Flatley (780-170-340-510) who was the last pick of first round (#21).

Low cost cialis On the plus side, low cost cialis the Rangers did hit paydirt later in the 1982 Draft by selecting Tomas Sandstrom (2nd round-#36), low cost cialis Corey Millen (3rd round-#57), low cost cialis Tony Granato (6th round-#120), low cost cialis and Kelly Miller (9th round-#183).

Low cost cialis In 1991, low cost cialis the Rangers finally got it right when Neil Smith may NHL Draft history when he made RW Alexei Kovalev the first Russian born first round draft pick. Low cost cialis Serious career-ending injuries to Eric Lindros and Peter Forsberg leave Kovalev the leading scorer from the 1991 Draft with 428 goals and 596 assists in 1302 NHL games.

Low cost cialis In the interest of full disclosure, low cost cialis I watched this draft with several friends who still give me grief because I wanted the Rangers to draft defenseman Brent Bilodeau. Low cost cialis Thankfully, low cost cialis this one time, low cost cialis the Rangers did not listen to me because Bilodeau would have been a worse pick than Jessiman because he never made the NHL and bounced around the AHL, low cost cialis IHL and ECHL before retiring in 2005.

Low cost cialis COACHING CAROUSEL?

Low cost cialis While John Tortorella has shown no interest in having a crowd behind bench since his return to New York, low cost cialis Torts might want to consider adding another assistant coach to join Michael Sullivan and Benoit Allaire. Low cost cialis With Brad McCrimmon and the Detroit Red Wings agreeing to a mutual separation, low cost cialis the Rangers should not pass up the chance to bring in McCrimmon to work with their corps of young blueliners – that is if McCrimmon does not get one of the five coaching vacancies in the NHL.

Low cost cialis McCrimmon is a veteran of 1, low cost cialis222 NHL games spread out with stops in Boston, low cost cialis Philadelphia, low cost cialis Calgary (won the Stanley Cup in 1989), low cost cialis Detroit, low cost cialis Hartford and Phoenix. Low cost cialis He has been assistant coach for three organizations: the New York Islanders, low cost cialis Atlanta Thrashers and Red Wings. Low cost cialis Interestingly enough, low cost cialis during his playing days in Detroit, low cost cialis McCrimmon helped break in a young defense partner – future Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom.

Low cost cialis Craig Custance of the Sporting News reported that “… a recent poll of NHL players, low cost cialis McCrimmon was named as one of the assistant coaches players believe should get a shot at a head coaching job. Low cost cialis “

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