1999 the year of the bust

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  1. slyc

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    1999 the year of the busts

    It seems like 1999 is the year of the busts. It was supposed to be one of the best year of the 90's. Well take a look.
    1 STEFAN (a can't miss player they said)
    2 SEDIN (best thing since Sundin?)
    3 SEDIN
    4 BRENDL (the next sniper?)
    5 CONNOLLY (offensively gifted yeah right!)
    6 FINLEY
    7 BEECH (was he supposed to replaced Oates?)
    8 PYATT (the next power fwd à la Bertuzzi?)
    9 LUNDMARK (another Sakic?)
    10 MEZEI
    you have to wait at pos 21(BOYNTON)and 26(HAVLAT) to see two decent talents.
    I saw Shvidki during the pre-camp in Hull. I was so impressed by that guy. He just turn as a bust like the others. That year was a jinx for the juniors :dunno:
     
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    Pens took a winner in Koltsov atleast.
     
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    The Sedins busts???
     
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    Well! maybe not. but don't dream. They won't be the super stars like they were supposed to be.
     
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    But you cant call guaranteed 2nd liners/60 point players busts. You just cant.
     
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    None of the Sedin bros scored 60 pts in a year. Well! maybe when they were midget. :lol
     
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    Oh, sorry, Daniel scored 55 last year. Gee how off-based was I.
     
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    Depends on what you're definition of bust is, really. There are still almost assuredly going to be a group of guys that will have pretty good, pretty long, NHL careers.

    Not everyone is going to be a star.
     
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    Sundin scored more points at his first season. Anyway don't you see I'm teasing you. Ok they are not a bust :p:
     
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    And Malone, and perhaps Malenkykh.
     
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    Lobstertainment Oh no, my brains.

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    I remember a couple months ago a topic about the 98 draftee's haivng their breakout years this year.

    so while a lot of the 99 guys havn't fullfilled expectations some might breakout next year.
     
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    What about Barrett Jackman?
     
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    It seems also that 1999 was a bad year for Montreal. take a look.draft 1999
     
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    Awful is more like it. No 1st rounder and the rest is bad to abismal. Only Buturlin among those picks had a chance to pan out. He's still a decent player but decided to refuse Montreal's offer and go back to Russia. Thank god for Andre Savard.
     
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    I'd say Havlat was the only forward worthy of being in the first round that year.
     
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    wings got zetterberg in that draft, i think im pretty pleased

    :)
     
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    yeah, Ryder & Ribeiro for Montreal!
     
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    brendl did very well for carolina before he got hurt. your writing him off too soon. he IS a sniper. his goals this season were sweet.
     
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    And TK, and perhaps Murley, Caron
     
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    Preds got Finley, Hall, and Erat that year, not horrible but not great either
     
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    Lundmark has never been given a proper opportunity being on the Rangers. That shouldn't be a problem now.
     
  22. Barret Jackman was the best player taken that year.
     
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    Bad isn't the word, but at least it seems it was a good time to trade their 1st round pick, something I usually hate to see. I'd bet not one of their picks that year makes it to the NHL. Buturlin and Shasby with a very long shot, but I'd say that draft was a bomb. :bonk: :beatup:
     
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    I'd wait a few more years before calling Taylor Pyatt a bust. I'm not impressed with his development but still his numbers are not far off Bertuzzi's when Todd was Taylor's age.
     
  25. TVanek26*

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    And how is Connolly not good offensively?45 point seasons as a 20 year old is nothing to sneeze at....Connolly has the most offensive potential from that draft....but it won't be in Buffalo.
     
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