2006 NHL Draft Flops

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by JorgeRocks!, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. JorgeRocks!

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    Who do you guys think will be the biggest flops in the 2006 NHL Draft. You can make an All "Flop Team!" Mines is

    G: Semen Varmalov G, 23rd Overall, Washington Capitals
    Hockeys Future- Decent No.1 Goalie
    Me-Won't last a season in North America

    C:Thomas Kana C, 31rst Overall, St.Louis Blues
    Hockeys Future- No.2 center with not a lot of offensive upside
    Me-Good Work Ethic and Desire, but shows but staying in the Czech Republic that hockey isn't that big a focus for him. Will be in North America for a shorter time than Semen. He will stay in the Czech Republic and become the Czech Republic National League's best and most recognizable player, and will be a 3rd line player for the Czech Republic in the Olympics and World Championships.

    D: Bob Sanguinetti 21rst overall, NY Rangers
    Hockeys Future- 1rst pairing offensive D-Men
    Me- Will struggle in NY and won't play a lot of games. Will get moved to Toronto in his late 20's, and will rack up points and maybe an All-Star appearance due to the Toronto fans liking of him. He will soon get known as not responsible defensively player, and the fans won't like him so much. As a 30-Something he ends out his career in the AHL, racking up points and bringing in fans, but with no NHL contract or chance.


    D: Ivan Vishnevksy 27th overall, Dallas Stars
    Hockeys Future- PP QB, No. 3 D-Man, Poor Man's Zubov
    Me- Will struggle, and while playing in the AHL, will get called up to the NHL as a winger, and after a short burst of skill, and points, will show that he is an incompetent player. Will go back to Russia, and be one of the highes scoring players in their elite league.

    F: Bryce Swan, Anaheim Ducks, 38th overall
    HF-2nd line banger
    Me-Will never get going becase of injuries, and will only play no more than 3 NHL games.

    F: James Sheppard, 9th overall Minnesota Wild
    HF- Physical, PP contributer, who will score
    Me- Because of footspeed issues (not his fault, blame the size 15 feet!), Sheppard won't be effective enough in a scoring role but will be a nice defensively responsible 3/4th line player who will chip in around 10 goals, but would be lucky to get over 20.
     
  2. Jason MacIsaac

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    Maybe you should watch Sheppard play in person instead of reading alot of the BS. Sheppard is very fast once he gets going...his first step is a little slow, thats about it.
     
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    I'm tired than the Sheppard hate... It's just so stupid.

    The guy has an average first step(he has improved it every single year), but his speed after that is as good as a big man can get. He has awesome vision for a guy his size, he has soft hands, and he is not scared to get physical. Infact all I have to say is Sheppard>>Brassard. I like Sheppard way more than Brassard.
     
  4. JorgeRocks!

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    I admit, I haven't seen him alot
    (but from what i've heard)
     
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    any reasoning why Varmalov wont last a single season in the NA? not trying to be a smart *** or anything, just asking whats behind the reasoning
     
  6. Bryce Swans injuries were flukes, not from playing physical.
     
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    Can we at least make it to the season before we proclaim prospects as busts?
     
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    this thread is useless... how about we figure out the flops from the 07' draft at the same time :innocent:
     
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    Hmm.. REALLY to early to say who's bust or not .
     
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    i see the formula holds true. Prospect + Ranger + draft = (.5)(value)
     
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    Can I get the lottery numbers for the following two months as well?
     
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    got one for ya...Kane :)
     
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    There is quite honestly no point to this at all...I wouldn't even be picking out busts from the '03 Draft yet
     
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    I can't see any legitimate reason for any of these guys to indicate they're going to bust. What on earth have guys like Vishnevsky (who had an amazing year) and Sanguinetti done to merit such speculative and crazy forecasts? You get a steak dinner on me if he ever becomes an incompetent winger; that's got to be the wildest prediction I've read yet for anyone. I think you should have just amended this thread title to "Zaany 8-Ball Bust Predictions" and people wouldn't think you're as off base or get as antagonized:) . I'll add in my own predictin for the thread,

    Michael Grabner: Inspires Vancouver to implement a modified "Torpedo" attack dubbed the "Taipodong" which never reaches its full potential due to their draft pick (since renaming himself simply "The Humongous") being hit by a meteor. You heard it here first!
     
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    JorgeRocks...did you just pick names you didnt like?

    i love your prediction of Varlamov...:shakehead

    And your saying Sheppard wont be good because of his Feet? ya gotta be kidding me

    next time dont post something about these guys if you've never seen them play.
     
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    Come on guys, let's not hate.
     
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    What?

    I'm speechless at the fact you say Semen Varmalov won't last a season after he's played in the russian super league which Ovechkin and Malkin came from. All the scouting reports say Semen Varmalov has the potiental to be one the better goalies in the NHL in later years.
     
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    im sowwy...guess ive just seen way to many of these lately. I need to stop getting on this so late at night.

    2006 "Bust" - Erik Johnson. Gets traded for Mike Rupp...yesh. Mike Rupp. Career OVER. :sarcasm:
     
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    LoL, the draft was 3 months ago and you are already telling us who will be the busts along with a detailed future of each of the players? :biglaugh: please tell me this was a joke thread?
     
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    Varlamov hasn't played in the Super league yet. He played for the second team of Yaroslavl in the Russian 3rd league last season and in the first two games of this season he was the back-up for Egor Podomatskiy.
    That being said he is for sure the best Russian goaltending prospect since Ilya Bryzgalov.
     
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    Why is this even here?
     
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    im pretty sure these national hockey league teams have very intelligent scouts and front office people who know an awful lot about hockey and draft these guys for a reason. many of them are very young and its impossible to tell how some of these guys will adjust to playing in north america and etc...lets give them a chance. at this point ill rely on the hockey experts who make the decisions.
     
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    An all-star appearance equals a flop now?
     
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    Vishnevsky does remind me of Dallas selection of Martin Vagner in 2002

    but

    Sanguinetti led his team in the play-offs and if you look at Sheppards results at the Top Prospects game the only skating issue he has is a below average acceleration otherwise his skating is a plus.
     

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