Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by BeatsPerMinute, Feb 6, 2007.
Any chances he could still pan out?
There's a slim chance.
Slim to none.
What a wasted pick in an extremely deep draft.
Do I still have SOME semblance of hope for him? Of course. But what kind of a fan would I be if I were to right him completely off yet? I highly dobut he amounts to anything more than a journeyman NHLer if he even reaches that.
i would say about a 4% chance......
Thats being nice.
So did the Rangers rely on the RedLine Report for their scouting? Remember how high he was on Kostitsyn and Jessiman...
the 'big men take longer to develop argument' does hold wait, but there's taking longer to develop and then there's not being able to crack the AHL at the age of 22. I don't care how big you are, if you can't do the latter then your probably not NHL material, and certainly not 12th overall in the deepest draft of the last 15 years material.
Jessiman hasn't taken a step forward since his draft year, and at this point I'm not expecting him to take anymore.
Someone should have pointed out that he was playin' in friggin' Dartmouth. They aren't exactly in a great division, and he had one good year. That's what you get when you are so fascinated with a players' size.
he's doing good in the ECHL but he sucked in the AHL
Should at least get a look within 2-3 years.
Everybody's smart four years later. At the time Jessiman was a pretty intriguing prospect, there's no denying it. What many of us fans are slow to realise, is that the draft is fifty percent scouting, fifty percent guessing.
It looks like New York guessed wrong in this case (given that there's a 4% chance still ), but so did a lot of other people including me.
I still remember screaming "GETZLAF! GETZLAF! GETZLAF!" at the TV, only to hear Hugh Jessiman.
Lee Stempniak was his linemate.
not looking good at this point, though I still believe he was used poorly in Hartford.
He's a guy who needs a ton of icetime to develop, because he still has a ton of developing to do, on the chance that he ever makes it. But after starting the year on a scoring line, and doing pretty decent at first, he got dumped to a lower line pretty quick and lost his icetime. Probably because Hartford started the year horribly and the coaches wanted to mix things up, but it hurt him.
A guy who needs a ton of development getting 10 minutes of icetime just isn't gonna cut it.
I'd like to see the Blues make a play for him and reunite him with Stempniak. Kind of like Perrin and St. Louis.
It was a PR move, not a hockey move. He was born in NYC. Grew up a Ranger fan.
It was also a very poor pick — especially when you look at where the team was at the time.
They could have taken Brown who was also NY born. Thankfully they didn't
Every time I see this topic on discussion I get more and more pissed off. If we had Getzlaf, that solves our 2nd line center problem, and we don't have another 1st round pick wasting away in the ECHL.
Danm, can you imagine this.
Prucha Getzlaf Shanny
THe guys shot is a rifle!
**** you Sather.
He was born in Ithaca which is not close to NYC.
Yeah, Ithaca is closer to Buffalo than NYC. It's probably 4-5 hours drive from the city.
I'm always amazed at what Sather was able to do in little 'ole Edmonton but has failed to do in the Big Apple.
Then, dammit, why didn't the Sabres take him?
He wasn't picked JUST because he's a Rangers fan...you guys are fooling yourselves if you truly believe that.
He was a projected first round pick anyways, the Rangers just took him earlier than most people thought he'd be picked.
I'm not implying that he was drafted just because he was a Ranger fan. But that certainly factored into the pick.
The Brian Boyle - Hugh Jessiman comparison begins - both drafted from a very low level of competitive hockey and both teams were fascinated by their size. Boyle gets a pass so far b/c he decided to stay in school but next year we'll start to see whether the kings really reached for this guy on draft day.