I don't really know how to ask this question so I hope you guys understand. But why are certain players ranked so high in drafts..yet become nobodies? What causes a player to become bust? Can some factors be..the team that drafted him didn't give him a fair shot? Didn't have the heart to play in the big leagues? Scouts were just plain wrong with the assessment of the players talent? I mean, I just find it strange that players who dominated offensively in junior (I'll just use Simon Gamache, Corey Locke, Duncan Milroy as examples) don't really amount to anything..yet players taken in the later rounds who didn't have very good junior careers can end up being very good pro players. I know it's kinda a stupid question but how can a player dominate junior and be very touted..yet not even make the NHL? Which factors cause a player to become a bust? I'll use the 2001 draft as an example...players such as the following were pretty highly touted: Stanislav Chistov = was compared to Paul Kariya and was known to be "electrifying"....yet he had a decent rookie season, was awful the following year. Then played average in the AHL the next year..went back to Russia..came back and did a whole lot of nothing last year. Fredrik Sjostrom = Was compared to Havlat by many and was touted as a skill player with a bright future in the NHL...yet he has NHL seasons of the following: 7,6,9 goals. Igor Knyazev = was touted as a very safe prospect and was almost NHL ready. Was expected to be a d-man who plays many minutes per game...yet he played two average seasons in the AHL before returning to Russia. Greg Watson = Had a decent junior career and was taken in the 2nd round...yet he hasn't played a single NHL game in 6 years. He's been in the AHL and ECHL. Kiel McLeod = had a pretty good junior career...yet he also hasn't played an NHL game and has been stuck in the ECHL. Of course this is just a few examples from one draft. But what do you think is the main factor in making a player a bust? His skills were overrated by scouts? His game just didn't develop as expected? I hope you guys understand what I mean, and If not I apologize lol.