Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by LeafsrGods*, Apr 30, 2007.
Which players in this draft has the highest degree of boom/bust potential?
Angelo Esposito certainly is the first player that comes to mind. May have been overrated, but there was a reason why everyone was so excited about him coming into this year. He could drop as low as the middle of the first round in an off weak draft year. Though I think that someone will take a chance on him sooner. But I think that in this draft that is the name that comes to mind for most regarding this question.
Thank you. Are there any other players with high boom/bust potentials?
Kevin Veilleux, Mickael Backlund, Akim Aliu
Kane is the definition of boom/bust player in the NHL. If he's not scoring, he's pretty much useless.
Pat Kane are you kidding ME? this guy is probably the most smart player without the puck and its obvious he can score with the puck, 145 points in the OHL will prove that especially when he does so well with out the puck. Id go with him number 1
Cherepanov, Gagner, Cunti, Perron, Korostin
Cherepanov? I agree he has a high "cieling," but is he that a risk of bust too?
I disagree. When he doesn't have the puck, you're likely to find him hanging out at the opposing blue line waiting for a pass or floating around at centre ice. He's the definition of a one-dimensional player. The difference is that his one dimension is outstanding.
He's also smaller, and gets knocked around a fair bit in the OHL. He'll get stronger, but so will the guys he's playing against.
I agree with Legionnaire -- if Kane can't learn to battle for the puck or get around defenders who are better than he's seen in the OHL, he'll be a shootout specialist who sees a bit of PP time.
Shremp v2.0 ? lol
Mayorov? How is Mayorov a high bust potential?
I'm just skeptical of him panning out to expectations after rising all the way up to the top 10 (currently ranked 8th by ISS). He's seems to have the raw skills but the trick is consistency and putting it all together.
Hamil could be one also...he is talented and can play in any situation. Outscored teammate star Mueller this season and is 6 months younger. However, many says he doesn't like the phyiscal play and is soft
Mueller would have outscored Hamill if it wasnt for the injury to him.
everyone is boom/bust... never know how someone will develop. hindsight is always 20/20.
i'm hoping espo falls to the leafs :p
people will always bash kane....theyve done it his entire career while he continues to pile up scoring trophies.
he will prove everyone wrong once again.
People, i am talking about those players who could have a franchise cornerstone talent in them, but at the same time, the same players with an AHL 4th liner talent in them. Can anyone list thier top 10's for this draft?
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well for a boom I would say Karl Alzner and Kyle Turris especially Turris because almost everyone says that he plays with and against lesser talented players, and he is too small, well lets remember here that Paul Kariya came form BCHL along with many many others, so Turris is a boom just because he played in the BCHL. Alzner is also a boom IMO because he is such a great young defenceman, he is going to be a main stay with WJC for two more years maybe and if not he will be in the NHL, I dont see Alzner busting he is just so strong mentally that I dont see it happening.
No, Kane will play not back down from going to the 'tough' areas on the ice. He can also make things happen when his time and space are minimized.
Schremp is only dangerous on the PP, because he's a perimeter player and needs lots of time and space to be effective offensively.
Dude, Kariya played in the BCJHL, and went on to play in the NCAA.
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