Your team's recent draft bust

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  1. SPV

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    I was just tweaking my 'homegrown' rosters (players assigned to team that drafted or debuted them) for NHL 2k5 last night, and thought that I would add a high pick draft bust to each team and give them a 'second chance' at success (or at least virtual success).
    I figured that my Bruins pick would be Jonathan Aitken, who was snagged at #8 in 1996 and has never really found any pro success. Anyone have any good ideas of 'shoulda beens' that could be added to their home team??

    TIA.
     
  2. jb**

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    92 Flyers take Ryan Sittler and Jason Bowen, very pitiful set the Team back a couple years, got nothing out of them as a player or trade
     
  3. The only real bust I can think of for the Sharks would be Teemu Riihijarvi from the '95 draft.
     
  4. Amadeus

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    Leafs- Luca Cereda, drafted in first round :shakehead
     
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    Tyler Rennette in 97 for the Blues.
     
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    I'll try and give you 1 or 2 for each team:

    Anaheim: Maxim Balmochnykh, Alexei Smirnov (maybe)
    Atlanta: Luke Sellars
    Boston: Evgeni Ryabchikov
    Buffalo: Artem Kryukov, Jiri Novotny, Barrett Heisten
    Calgary: Daniel Tkaczuk
    Carolina: Nikos Tselios
    Chicago: Remi Royer, Ty Jones
    Colorado: Kevin Grimes, Peter Ratchuk
    Columbus: umm Ben Knopp?
    Dallas: Martin Vagner
    Detroit: Jesse Wallin, Yan Golubovsky
    Edmonton: Jason Bonsignore, Matthieu Descoteaux, Michel Riesen, Michael Henrich
    Florida: Mike Brown, Denis Shvidki
    LA: Matt Zultek
    Minny: umm Chris Heid??
    Montreal: Terry Ryan, Matt Higgins, Gregor Baumgartner
    Nashville: umm Geoff Koch?? lol
    NJ: Jean-Francois Damphousse, Vadim Sharifijanov
    NYI: Jeff Zehr, Brett Lindros, Chris Nielsen
    NYR: Christian Dube, Jeff Brown
    Ottawa: Mathieu Chouinard, Marc Moro
    Philly: Ryan Sittler, Jason Beckett
    Phoenix: Patrick DesRochers, Scott Kelman
    Pitts: Chris Wells, Craig Hillier, Robert Dome
    SJ: Teemu Riihijarvi
    St Louis: Tyler Rennette, Maxim Linnik
    T-Bay: Mario Larocque, Nikita Alexeev
    Toronto: Jeff Ware, Luca Cereda, Marek Posmyk
    Vancouver: Josh Holden
    Washington:Nolan Baumgartner,Brad Church,Alexandre Volchkov,Jaroslav Svejkovsky
     
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    Canucks: Nathan Smith in 2000. I like the way he plays but the biggest impact he'll have in the NHL is as a 4th liner. Terrible pick and many people knew it at the time.
     
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    I think Burkie picked Smith because he exploded in production in the Q the year before the draft (90 pts as an 18 year old). Anyways, I'd say RJ Umberger was a bust as well. When it all comes down to it, it's a wasted draft pick.
     
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    FLA: Mike Brown, Denis Shvidki (he has the ability to STILL turn that around), Taticek if he doesn't wake up.
     
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    Lundmark and Brendl for the NYR in the same draft!
     
  11. Skroob*

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    Rangers:

    Malhotra, Brendl, Lundmark, Peter Ferraro, Christian Dube, Jeff Brown, Daniel Goneau, etc, etc.
     
  12. Big McLargehuge

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    Robert Dome is the most recent, but I don't think any Penguins fan will blame him for busting. He is the posterboy for mismanagement...the Penguins royally screwed him up.

    Craig Hillier, on the other hand, the blame is 100% on his shoulders. Good God the guy never played above the ECHL. And was horrific there...now he's in random beer leagues around Canada being lit up by mail clerks.
     
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    Ipersonally like Malhotra's game and think he will continue to improve now that he is on the CBJs.
     
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    How is Umberger a bust? Has 51 points in his rookie year in the AHL, has been steady all year will be a 2nd line player IMo. A wasted pick not a bust.
     
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    Wasted pick? Definitely?
    Bust? Not yet.
     
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    From where he was picked, Malhotra was a wasted pick. 7th overall? There were some good players picked after him that have much higher upside even. Though I think things would have worked out fine for the rangers with that trade if the lyashenko thing didn't happen the way it did. I liked Lyashenko, felt he was more versitile than malhotra.

    I guess you could consider blackburn a bust since it's highly unlikely he'll ever play in the NHL again with his injury and all.
     
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    For the Oilers: Alexei Mikhnov is getting there. Maybe not quite a bust yet, but it's been quite some time since his draft year without any signs of making the move to North America.
     
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    Pitts: Chris Wells (I disagree on the basis that he was a bust for Florida. The Pens traded him for Stu Barnes and Jason Wooley......Not too shabby of a return)

    Craig Hillier (Agree), Robert Dome (Agree)
     
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    Smith had 49 points in his draft year. His production went through the roof the next year when he had the extreme good fortune to end up on the best line in the WHL, with league scoring leader Layne Ulmer and Duncan Milroy. His production was being carried by those players in a huge way. He did a good job, but his production was in absolutely no way reflective of his talent.

    How the Canucks picked Smith over Brian Sutherby is still a mystery to me. Both players projected into the same role in the NHL - #3 center. They played head-to-head in the same division of the WHL, and played against each other numerous times in the two years leading up to the draft. Even at the time, Sutherby was better at almost every skill a hockey player can have. Bigger, stronger, better skater, tougher, better defensively, more leadership, better shot. Every scouting service had Sutherby rated loads higher than Smith, who was a consensus 2nd-3rd rounder. And we pick Smith.
     
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    Brett Lindros and Mike Rupp.
     
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    For the Wings, obviously Maxim Kuznetsov.
     
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    Anaheim: Smirnov (close to being a bust)
     
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    Monteal: Hainsey. I know he's not a bust yet but he has the chance to be one if he does not wake up soon. Matt Higgins.
     
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    Because he isn't scoring those points for the Canucks organization, yes he's doing quite well for the Flyers, but the topic is "your team's recent draft bust" so this is from a team's standpoint. From the viewpoint of the Canucks, I agree with kmad, he was a bust. They got basically nothing out of him.
     
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    Nords/Avs: Wade Belak, Peter Ratchuk, Kevin Grimes, Mikhail Kuleshov, Yuri Babenko, Graham Belak, Martin Grenier, Vaclav Nedorost...The Avs really don't know what to do with 1st round picks. :banghead:
     
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