Most Overrated HF Prospect of All-Time

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  1. PhoPhan

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    Regardless of how whether they panned out or not, who is the most overrated prospect in Hockey's Future History? It can be either on the boards or on the rankings.

    **Crosby and Ovechkin excluded**

    As far as rankings, I'm going to go with Yanick Lehoux, who, IIRC, was a 9.5 at one point.
     
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    Mike Komisarek- Often called the next Chris Pronger. Will be productive, but he's no Chris Pronger.

    Tuomo Ruutu- The only place that hyped him more than his agent was here.

    Jason Spezza- great player, but it was crazy around here during his draft year.
     
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    He's still young.
     
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    Heh, I vaguely remember the name. Was he not the fake prospect? If someone could elaborate, I'd be thankful.
     
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    yeah, Dustin Rose is a fictional person. He was created on the old boards, before the format we see and use now.
     
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    Huge kid. Fought a bear if I remember correctly.
     
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    His wrist shot was clocked at 97 mph I heard.
     
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    A grizzly to be exact.
     
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    ON HF? Every year there at least one really bad one. I would have to say Ruutu, no way I see him becoming anything close to Forsberg.
     
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    Awesome. I can't wait for his draft year. Only 2 years away! Let's hope he can survive more possible bear attacks and work on that pitiful 97mph wrister...
     
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    I thought that was his backhand. ???
     
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    Kirill Koltsov, Tuomo Ruutu, Yanick Lehoux, Alexander Frolov, Mike Komisarek all stand out to me.

    All will be great players, sans Lehoux who will be lucky to stick in the NHL, but the hype around here is just too much.
     
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    Well, this isn't from HF, but Kent Forsberg (Peter's dad), while coaching MoDo in Sweden, called Daniel Sedin the next Peter Forsberg.
     
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    Spezza is not overrated.
     
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    Lehoux is an excellent choice. In fact I can't really think of a prospect more overhyped on these boards.

    Back on the older version HF boards, Lehoux was a god among boys and the next great Kings phenom. His rating on the team pages was always amazingly high (as you pointed out).

    A few others who come to mind could be Mikhail Yakubov (although I think the verdict is still out on him somewhat despite his massive struggles in the AHL his first two pro seasons). Alexander Fomitchev, one time Oilers goaltending prospect. Although if you look now, he's developed into one of the best goaltenders in the RSL. How about Jiri Drtina?
     
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    Seriously? He was?!?! Yikes! Definitely not on my watch. Hell, he's about to be squeezed out of the Kings Top 20.
     
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    Hmmm....where to begin.

    Malhotra....Brendl....Lundmark?
     
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  20. leafaholix*

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    Some...

    Lundmark - Done nothing.
    Komisarek - Too much publicity by Habs fans... 1 point in 43 games.
    Hainsey - See Komisarek... 23 years old and has 2 points in 32 games.
    Boyes - 22 years old... 0 NHL games. Alot of publicity from Leafs fans. (including myself)
    Koivu
    Hudler - Really overrated. He gets more attention then Zetterberg at times.
    Jillson
     
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    Ruutu was pretty hyped, although I would say that was just a by-product of people believing the massive amount of hype he got from The Hockey News.

    Komisarek definitely comes to mind, last year you had all sorts of people picking him as the #3 player in the 2001 draft behind Kovalchuk and Spezza.
     
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    Pitkanen most recently. The Bobby Orr comparisons are a tough pill to swallow.
     
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    Sure you don't mean Bouwmeester? I've never heard Pitkanen compared to Orr, I've heard Larry Robinson a few times though.

    And now that it comes to mind, the hype on Bouwmeester has frequently been over the top with the Orr comparisons.
     
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    Frolov?? He has 17 goals already this year on a team riddled with injuries.. sure is over hyped :dunno:
     
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    Last year there was a ton of "next Sergei Fedorov" stuff floating around, plus at least one "Frolov vs. Kovalchuk" thread.
     
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