What Happend to MATT ZULTEK?

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  1. tuckerdomi

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    Matt Zultek Left Wing
    Born Mar 12 1979 -- Mississauga, ONT
    Height 6.04 -- Weight 210 -- Shoots L
    Selected by Los-Angeles Kings round 1 #15 overall 1997 NHL Entry Draft
    Selected by Boston Bruins round 2 #56 overall 1999 NHL Entry Draft

    This kid was supposed to be a rockstar, had great size put up points, game winner for mem cup a few years back, drafted twice, why didnt he make it? thought he would for sure, I remember watchin that team, Nick Boynton, Mark Bell, Zultek I think Mccauely was on it for a year aswell. too bad.
     
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    A classic "juniors only" player. The fact that he was an NHL bust was absolutely no suprise to me.

    Ottawa must really be kicking themselves passing up on him for Marian Hossa...
     
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    Haha, I found an article by Chris Stevenson on the net awhile ago blasting Ottawa for taking Hossa over Zultek.
     
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    His skating was never good enough, and even if it were, he was a head case who never worked hard enough.

    Also, McCauley did not play for that team, but Boynton, Bell (who played on a line with Zultek and Justin Davis), Brian Campbell, Dan Tessier, Luke Sellars, Jeremy Van Hoof, Zenon Konopka, Jon Zion, Levente Szuper, Seamus Kotyk and of course Henrik Alfredsson. It was a very, very good team.
     
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    he toiled with the Phantoms and Trenton Titans of the ECHL for a little bit too.
    I used to see him at a sports training center i used to go to.
     
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    Haha. Do you have a link for that? I'd get a kick out of reading that.
     
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    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=00025867

    1996-97 Ottawa 67's OHL 63 27 13 40 76 21 7 6 13 27
    1997-98 Ottawa 67's OHL 62 28 28 56 156 13 6 12 18 20
    1998-99 Ottawa 67's OHL 56 33 33 66 71 9 6 2 8 4
    1999-00 Ottawa 67's OHL 28 9 6 15 34 11 3 5 8 12
    2000-01 St. Thomas University CIAU 17 12 7 19 68
    2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 16 1 4 5 6 9 0 1 1 8
    2001-02 Trenton Titans ECHL 48 15 13 28 148 7 4 1 5 12
    2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 0 0 0
    2002-03 Trenton Titans ECHL 58 25 27 52 205 3 1 0 1 2
    2002-03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 13 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
    2003-04 Trenton Titans ECHL 65 35 30 65 217 -- -- -- -- --
    2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
    2004-05 Trenton Titans ECHL 30 7 10 17 117
     
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    This proves a couple things other than simply that Chris Stevenson is a fool. First of all, you can't evaluate players without having seen them. He'd never seen Hossa, yet felt qualified to rip an organization that had, for picking him. Also, the Senators do an unbelievable job of developing players. Hossa's certainly not a one-dimensional player anymore.

    There is also a great line at the end, that's worthy of mentioning.

    "Senators GM Pierre Gauthier is always fond of saying the draft, on average, yields 2.5 players per team. If you wonder how there could such a thing as half a player, guess you weren't watching Radek Bonk this season."
     
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    Haha that artilce is jokes, thats for sure
     
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    You must love hockeydb.com eh buddy, found your stats
     
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    Well, I watched almost every 67's game in that tournament, so I remembered almost all of those players, but there were a couple I wasn't sure about, like Jon Zion, so I will admit I checked hockeydb.com. You caught me. ;)
     
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    Hindsight is 20/20 but you'd think any self-respecting sportswriter would have enough common sense not to come out and say a team "blew it" at the draft because they picked someone he'd never seen over someone he had. Time has a way of making one look like a fool.
     
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    Saying he was a bad skater is incorrect though; he did win the agility contest at the Top Prospect's Game in his draft year. That size along with that skating ability is tough to pass up, although the Bruins should have known by the time they took him that he wasn't going to pan out. Either way, he became the last crown jewel in one of the worst trades in hockey history. Roman Vopat,Patrice Tardiff,Craig Johnson, and Matt Zultek for a Mr. Wayne Gretzky? Sometimes it sucks being a Kings fan, and by sometimes I mean 90% of the time.
     
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    When I read the article, it seemed like a hoax. This guy must be kicking himself. Somebody should show this chump the article now .
     
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