Biggest busts of the past?

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  1. KrugLife

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    Name some of the all-time prospects who never lived up to the hype.

    The biggest flop in recent years has obviously been Alexandre Daigle.

    I have a collection of hockey cards from about 10 years ago and he had like 15 cards in the pack just dedicated to hyping him up, it's funny looking back now.
     
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    Brian Lawton. Poor guy - the North Stars ruined that kid's career.

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    Alexander Volchkov
     
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    Poor guy's wife broke under the stress too. :cry:
     
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    Johnathan Aitken. The bruins picked him 7th overall in 98 i think...Bradley (scout) wanted a guy named Derek Morris (went 12th) but O'Connell wanted this guy.
     
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    Craig Hillier played one game in the AHL. Only goalie drafted in the first round in 96 I believe. Atleast Aitken recently made it into the NHL.
     
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    What ,no Vinny Lecavalier.LOL.
     
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    Pavel Brendl, Jamie Lundmark (probably)
     
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    How far are we going back?...outside of 10 yrs I'd have to say Greg Joly

    Jason Bonsignore is a good one

    Alexander Volchkov is definetly up there but its not exactly like it was a suprise that he was a bust...at the time he was drafted he was considered more bust then boom, a big gamble by the caps that didnt work out
     
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    Diagle...the cant miss kid who missed.

    Ricci was suppose to have more potential then what he became...nonetheless he is an awesome player.
     
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    Ricci had a few very solid offensive seasons. I wouldn't label a player who has had as solid a career as Ricci's a bust.
     
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    LW

    Player Name -- Num -- Drafted By Franchise -- Round -- Draft Year -- Seasons
    ===========================================================
    Dean Barry -- 2 -- NJ -- Round 1 -- 1975 -- 3
    Tannahill Don -- 3 -- BOS -- Round 1 -- 1969 -- 2
    Sittler Ryan -- 7 -- PHI -- Round 1 -- 1992 -- 0
    Ryan Terry -- 8 -- MTL -- Round 1 -- 1995 -- 3
    Phillipoff Harold -- 10 -- CGY -- Round 1 -- 1976 -- 3
    Blanchard Al -- 10 -- NYR -- Round 1 -- 1972 -- 0
    Titanic Morris -- 12 -- BUF -- Round 1 -- 1973 -- 2
    Babe Warren -- 12 -- DAL -- Round 1 -- 1986 -- 3
    Riihijarvi Teemu -- 12 -- SJ -- Round 1 -- 1995 -- 0
    Leveille Norm -- 14 -- BOS -- Round 1 -- 1981 -- 2
    Zultek Matt -- 15 -- LA -- Round 1 -- 1997 -- 0


    C

    Player Name -- Num -- Drafted By Franchise -- Round -- Draft Year -- Seasons
    ===========================================================
    Williams Fred -- 4 -- DET -- Round 1 -- 1976 -- 1
    Scissons Scott -- 6 -- NYI -- Round 1 -- 1990 -- 3
    Tkaczuk Daniel -- 6 -- CGY -- Round 1 -- 1997 -- 1
    Currier Bob -- 6 -- PHI -- Round 1 -- 1969 -- 0
    Vaydik Greg -- 7 -- CHI -- Round 1 -- 1975 -- 1
    Gratton Dan -- 10 -- LA -- Round 1 -- 1985 -- 1
    Spring Dan -- 12 -- CHI -- Round 1 -- 1971 -- 0
    Malone Jim -- 14 -- NYR -- Round 1 -- 1980 -- 0
    Savage Reggie -- 15 -- WAS -- Round 1 -- 1988 -- 3
    Mctavish Gordon -- 15 -- MTL -- Round 1 -- 1974 -- 2
    Carroll Greg -- 15 -- WAS -- Round 1 -- 1976 -- 2

    RW

    Player Name -- Num -- Drafted By Franchise -- Round -- Draft Year -- Seasons
    ===========================================================
    Volchkov Alexandre -- 4 -- WAS -- Round 1 -- 1996 -- 1
    Dore Daniel -- 5 -- COL -- Round 1 -- 1988 -- 2
    Stojanov Alek -- 7 -- VAN -- Round 1 -- 1991 -- 3
    Woodley Dan -- 7 -- VAN -- Round 1 -- 1986 -- 1
    Featherstone Tony -- 7 -- CLE -- Round 1 -- 1969 -- 3
    Geoffrion Danny -- 8 -- MTL -- Round 1 -- 1978 -- 3
    Trottier Rocky -- 8 -- NJ -- Round 1 -- 1982 -- 2
    Lindros Brett -- 9 -- NYI -- Round 1 -- 1994 -- 2
    Moser Ernie -- 9 -- TOR -- Round 1 -- 1969 -- 0
    Heerema Jeff -- 11 -- CAR -- Round 1 -- 1998 -- 2
    Osborne Keith -- 12 -- STL -- Round 1 -- 1987 -- 2
    Vallis Lindsay -- 13 -- MTL -- Round 1 -- 1989 -- 1
    Savage Joel -- 13 -- BUF -- Round 1 -- 1988 -- 1
    Henrich Michael -- 13 -- EDM -- Round 1 -- 1998 -- 0
    Riesen Michel -- 14 -- EDM -- Round 1 -- 1997 -- 1
    Lucas Danny -- 14 -- PHI -- Round 1 -- 1978 -- 1
    Kharlamov Alexander -- 15 -- WAS -- Round 1 -- 1994 -- 0

    DEF

    Player Name -- Num -- Drafted By Franchise -- Round -- Draft Year -- Seasons
    ===========================================================
    Johansson Bjorn -- 5 -- CLE -- Round 1 -- 1976 -- 2
    Bennett Adam -- 6 -- CHI -- Round 1 -- 1989 -- 3
    Arthur Fred -- 8 -- CAR -- Round 1 -- 1980 -- 3
    Herter Jason -- 8 -- VAN -- Round 1 -- 1989 -- 1
    Aitken Johnathan -- 8 -- BOS -- Round 1 -- 1996 -- 2
    Plumb Ron -- 9 -- BOS -- Round 1 -- 1970 -- 1
    Campbell Scott -- 9 -- STL -- Round 1 -- 1977 -- 3
    Sadler Robin -- 9 -- MTL -- Round 1 -- 1975 -- 0
    Cooper David -- 11 -- BUF -- Round 1 -- 1992 -- 3
    Focht Dan -- 11 -- PHO -- Round 1 -- 1996 -- 3
    Meighan Ron -- 13 -- DAL -- Round 1 -- 1981 -- 2
    Quinn David -- 13 -- DAL -- Round 1 -- 1984 -- 0
    Stewart Michael -- 13 -- NYR -- Round 1 -- 1990 -- 0
    Baird Ken -- 15 -- CLE -- Round 2 -- 1971 -- 1
    Ware Jeff -- 15 -- TOR -- Round 1 -- 1995 -- 3
    Soules Jason -- 15 -- EDM -- Round 1 -- 1989 -- 0


    G

    Player Name -- Num -- Drafted By Franchise -- Round -- Draft Year -- Seasons
    ===========================================================
    Martyniuk Ray -- 5 -- MTL -- Round 1 -- 1970 -- 0
    Desrochers Patrick -- 14 -- PHO -- Round 1 -- 1998 -- 2
    Ryabchikov Evgeni -- 21 -- BOS -- Round 1 -- 1994 -- 0
    Hillier Craig -- 23 -- PIT -- Round 1 -- 1996 -- 0
    Damphousse Jean Franc -- 24 -- NJ -- Round 1 -- 1997 -- 1
    DeGuise Michel -- 24 -- MTL -- Round 2 -- 1971 -- 0
    Pelletier Jean Marc -- 30 -- PHI -- Round 2 -- 1997 -- 3
    Dyck Ed -- 30 -- VAN -- Round 3 -- 1970 -- 3


    p.s.
    -- draft year >1968 and <1999
    -- played < 4 NHL seasons
     
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    Damn pnep, you must have a huge database!

    Going up to the 1999 Draft, Sittler is the highest drafted player to never play a game in the NHL. :teach:

    The following players have the pottential to tie or beat him:
    Lars Jonsson (7th overall, Boston, 2000)
    Mikko Koivu (6th overall, Minnesota, 2001)
    Ryan Whitney (5th overall, Pittsburgh, 2002)
    Thomas Vanek (5th overall, Buffalo, 2003)
    Ryan Suter (7th overall, Nashville, 2003)

    Of course Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeny Malkin, Cam Barker, Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler, Al Montoya, and Rostislav Olesz haven't played any NHL games and still have a shot at the 'record'.
     
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    I second you 100% because those two, at the difference than Volchkov, Hillier, etc, where 1st choice of their respective draft.

    What save Daigle: his comeback only.
     
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    I like pnep's presentation - it would do one well to remember that there are busts, and there are BUSTS, who played little or no NHL hockey. There are guys on this list who'd loved to have played 570 games and notched 299 points like everybody's favorite bust, A. Daigle.
     
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    Daigle is only 200 lbs! Lindros with is 230 lbs, is by far a biggest bust.... plus there where also many cards dedicated to him before he played in the NHL.
     
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    When the people is talking about Daigle, I only think that this guy was a first selection. Also, Ottawa was hoping so much from him, compared to the results.
    In the pure language of hockey he's not a bust. If I had my son doing his sats. in N.H.L., I would be very proud.
    But, what is doing this player, that everyone said: " He's a bust".
    It's only his rank (# 1) and what he was supposed to do.
    Another thing, except last year w/Minnesota, his carreer always went down,
    let me show you 3 diff. periods of his carreer:

    2 first years: 131g and 88pts.

    Others w/ Ottawa; 170g. and 84pts.

    Rest: 191g. and 176 pts.

    He's, and your right, a real bust. But as I said before, when you draft a 1st selection overall, you hope more.

    Imagine Ovechkin with those numbers. Not a bust, but not a success.

    In a lot of case, when you say bust, you mean unsuccess or not satisfying for the talent he had as a Jr.
     
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    Pnep...what a job.

    An excellent work,

    Thank you.
     
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    bonsignore was a huge bust. just a lazy player.
    what about pat falloon
     
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