Ottawa draft up in air

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:53 AM ET

The only draft in Ottawa this June might be that of an early summer breeze.

It's believed if NHL commissioner Gary Bettman cancels the year during a news conference tomorrow in New York, and there's no collective bargaining agreement in place in June, then the 2005 entry draft won't be held in the national capital region.

In that case, the Senators are expected to be awarded the 2008 draft, although team owner Eugene Melnyk said in an interview yesterday he still wasn't sure about the status of this year's draft.


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