OT: Draft Picks Over The Years

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  1. hb11xchamps

    hb11xchamps Registered User

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    Had this discussion with my buddy the other day on who has been the biggest bust in Caps draft pick history and who was the best late round draft choice (5th round or more) in Capitals history. I also threw in the worst draft we had in my eyes

    I'm a youngin so mine are:

    Bust: Anton Gustafsson | Sasha Pokulok

    Gus played a total of 1 game in Hershey and Sasha bounced around the minors and has since played the past 6 years in the LNAH.

    Late Round: Mathieu Perreault

    Matty P didn't have a long Caps career but he's had a nice career and gets about 40-45 points a year. Honorable mention to Djoos here since he also was a 7th rounder and looks like he might carve himself out a career as a bottom pairing D

    Worst Draft: Elite Prospects - NHL Entry Draft 2007

    Other than Karl this draft stunk. No other draft choice had a game in the NHL and a lot of guys barely carved out AHL playing time.
     
  2. g00n

    g00n "We're not going to be [email protected]#&ing suck this year"

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    Yes and bust is probably Volchkov. Worst draft probably 2005 since Alzner was at least a solid player for them for a decade, unlike those two first round stiffs.
     
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    I'll say Sasha Pokulok. Massive bust.
     
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    Volchkov, jeebus. forgot about him. was gonna say Beech. But yeah...
     
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    I mean...:
     
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    Jeff Greenlaw may be in the top 10. So many to choose from though maybe he is only top 20. Trevor Halverson.... and just stumbled upon the KO that ruined him. The McPhee takes on the Hawks game. He should have just dressed his goons. What was he thinking.

     
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    GMGM is such a genius....:skeptic:
     
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    I agree with Volchkov as our biggest bust.
     
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    Not sure I'd say Gustafson was a bust. We didn't really get a good look at him. He only played one AHL game before going back to Europe. Tough to say he is a bust based on one game. BTW he had 2 assists in that one game.
     
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    Baby Gus had a bad back. I did have a nice view at Kettler when he crashed into the goal post right in front of me.
     
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    I’d say he was a bust. We ended up wasting a first rounder on a guy who played one meaningless AHL game when Hershey rested their regulars and had a playoff spot clinched.
     
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    I had high hopes for Kharlamov...oh well. Bloodlines rarely seem to work out. Certainly not as much of a bust as Volchkov.
    Further back, 1980 selecting Darren Veitch with the 5th overall, Oilers took Coffey next.
     
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    He was a later 1st round pick. Volchkov was 4th overall and didn't score an NHL point. Didn't do much in the minors either.
     
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    If you guys want to get technical you could call our very first pick in history a bust.
     
  18. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    He was a complete bust, but Volchkov takes the top spot. Heartless player.
     
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    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    At least Veitch played 500 NHL games and scored almost 300 pts, but he’s on the bust list for sure given his draft position.
     
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    Was speaking specifically about Gus. Later 1st rounder pick or not I’d say he’s still a bust. We lucked out when we traded to pick Carlson
     
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