Worst picks from first rounds?

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  1. Faaxinho

    Faaxinho Registered User

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    As a Finn, I think that Teemu Riihijärvi (San Jose, 1. round 1995, #12) was a awful pick from San Jose. Teemu has no games in NHL and isn't good in Finnish Sm-league either.

    Also Evgeny Ryabchikov (Boston, 1994, #21) was a bad pick when Theodore was drafted on second round, Hedberg and Vokoun on 9th(!) round.

    I'm quite sure that there is much worse picks, but those two came in to my mind.
     
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    Scott Scissons

    Scott Scissons 6th Pick by the New York Islanders in 1990. One of the deepest drafts ever. He played in Saskatoon for the Blades in the WHL, but never had what it took to be successful at the next level. He played one career NHL game I believe.
     
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    Pat Falloon #2 1991 worst pick in entry draft history....
    Michel Riesen #14 1997

    Alexandere Daigle #1 1993 huge disappointment
     
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    Volchkov 4th pick overall by WAS in the '96 draft (I think)
     
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    Craig Hiller by the Pengiuns in 96...
     
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    I think it's a clear cut case of discrimination that nobody has mentioned legendary figures from the Oilers' drafting past, like Jason Bonsignore, Steve Kelly, and Michel Reisen [edit: whoops, I missed the early post-shame on me]. Jury is still out on the older Henrich....
     
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    Teemu Trick question?

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    look no further than the chicago blackhawks

    Eric Lecompte
    Dan Cleary
    Ty Jones
    Dmitri Nabokov
    Ethan Moreau
    Sergei Krivokrasov
    Adam Bennett
    Jimmy Waite
     
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    Patty Falloon put up 59 points his rookie year, Injuries diminshed him. He couldve been great, he had one great year as a rookie but after that it was downhill, I dont think he was the work pick of NHL entry draft history though.
     
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    The Flyers selected Ryan Sittler (son of Darryl, not his other brother Darryl) with the seventh overall pick in 1992, and topped it off by taking Jason Bowen 15th overall. Granted, they had that whole Lindros trade thingy going on at the time, but it couldn't have seemed likely that one guy couldn't really do anything (Bowen) and the other couldn't keep up in the ECHL (Sittler).

    Eh, it's a crapshoot.
     
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    somewhere around 83, the whale chose sylain turgeon over one of either pat lafontaine, or steve yzerman. i have repressed the true knowledge from myself to help with the pain.
     
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    Some bad ones from Hab-land:

    Brent Bilodeau --> never played 17th overall in 1991
    Terry Ryan --> 8 games, & never played again 8th in 1995
    Matt Higgins --> 3 pts in 57 games, 18th in 1996

    just to name a few :D
     
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    Yeah, there's tons of guys who were worse picks than Falloon.
     
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    worst picks

    fred williams detroit 4th overall 1976
    kory kocur detroit 1988 17th
    jonathan aitken boston 1996 8th
    daniel tkaczuk calgary 6th 1997
    brandon convery 8th toronto 1992
     
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    The jury has decided... put Henrich on the list :p
     
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    i was going to comment on falloon, as well. he definitely could have been a pretty great NHLer, but i mean...if you're going to call him a bad pick, then Lindros is just as bad. Both had enormous skillsets that were somewhat ruined by injuries.
     
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    Flames

    1991 - Niklas Sunblad 19th overall (0 points in 2 NHL games)
    1993 - Jesper Mattsson 18th overall (0 NHL games, drafted between Jason Allison and Landon Wilson. Calgary somehow managed probably the worst first round pick in the best draft year ever.)
    1997 - Daniel Tkaczuk 6th overall (11 points in 19 NHL games, but will he ever see the big leagues again?)

    Other picks that haven't worked out according to draft position:

    1994 - Chris Dingman 19th overall
    1998 - Rico Fata 6th overall
     
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    Here's a few: Brian Lawton, Nick Stajuhar, And about 2/3 of the '99 Draft. Just throwing some names into the fire.
     
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    Surprised no one mentioned Dave Chyzowski taken I believe 2nd overall in '89?
     
  21. WADEugottaBELAKthat

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    Zyuzin

    "Petteri"-Berg

    Elomo

    Dome
     
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    LOL, he's always the best rookie when I play NHL2003.
     
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    These are always fun posts. :)

    Daniel Tkaczuk - 6th overall, 1997, Calgary - 19 NHL games
    Matt Zultek - 15th overall, 1997, Los Angeles - 0 NHL games
    Mario Laroque - 16th overall, 1996, Tampa Bay - 5 NHL games
    Jeff Brown - 22nd overall, 1996, NY Rangers - 0 NHL games
    Terry Ryan - 8th overall, 1995, Montreal - 8 NHL games
    Brad Church - 17th overall, 1995, Washington - 2 NHL games

    The whole '94 draft was pretty sketchy. Some notable first round misses - Jason Bonsignore, Alexander Kharlamov, Evgeni Ryabchikov, Jeff Kealty, Yan Golubovsky, Chris Wells and Vadim Sharifijanov.
     
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    Tickle-me Elomo was a terrible addition for the Flames. They traded the pick they got from the Giguere trade for him in the second round (or was it the third) while the whole Saddledome was chanting 'Pett-in-ger' in hopes the Flames would draft the Hitmen player. He was drafted with the pick alright... by Washington.
     
  25. FlyersFan10*

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    I can think of two Flyers' picks that were really bad. I forget the year they were drafted though. I think it was 92. Anyways, here they are:

    Ryan Sittler
    Jason Bowen

    Ryan was drafted as a way to mend fences between the Flyers and the Sittler family. Too bad he isn't half the player that his sister is. As for Jason Bowen, he wasn't sure whether he was a defenseman or a left winger. Either way, he still sucked.
     
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