What the hell ever happened to Vlad Evseev?

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  1. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers ordinary corrupt human love

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    Kid was supposed to be a top 3 pick in 2002. Falls to the second round to Boston (people thinking it was the biggest steal EVAR). Goes on to pretty much disappear as of last year (I guess he retired?).

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=64481

    Just unbelievable that this kid could not even perform well in Russia.
     
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    Vdhawan89 Forgot About Drai

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    Why was he so highly regarded? His stats dont seem very good.
     
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    Hunter Gathers ordinary corrupt human love

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    Stats hardly ever tell the story for young Russians (they generally get MINIMAL ice time on senior teams).

    He was always known to be a bit lazy, but he was very, very skilled. I mean, I expected him to at least be a middling European player and put together a decent career over there. He fell absolutely flat on his face.
     
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    players drop for a reason....
     
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    clefty Retrovertigo

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    Lot of Russian busts from the early 2000s. Guys inside and around the top-ten at that.

    Evseev. Yakubov. Igor Radulov. Vorobiev. Chistov. Alexeev. Smirnov. Svitov. Mikhnov.

    Thats just off the top of my head. I remember Yakubov, Radulov and Vorobiev being the young, dynamic Russian triumvirate that was going to restore the Chicago Blackhawks to their former glory, along with their Bell-Arnason-Calder line.
     
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    JawandaPuck Lost Art of Dynasty

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    At least he hit the nail on the head with his 2002 scouting report of then draft prospect Boyd Gordon...

    "Boyd Gordon is a very complete, all-around player who is willing to sacrifice personal goals and numbers to do whatever is best for the team. A coach's dream in that he's willing to take on any role. Can play up on the top scoring line, be a stifling checker and super pest, or anchor the penalty killing unit. He's a terrific skater with skills, hockey sense, and character. Now if only he were 6-foot-3..."
     
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    Hunter Gathers ordinary corrupt human love

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    Yes. I know this. That's not really my point.

    My point was that this kid didn't even make a name for himself in EUROPE. He was terrible at every level of hockey he played. It's shocking that someone so talented can't even turn out to be a middling minor leaguer or Euro player.
     
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    At least all of those guys are still kicking the tires (successfully or not) over in Europe. That's why I always think of Evseev. Dude crashed and burned harder than any of those guys.
     

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