Your team's biggest busts

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  1. Ride The Lightning

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    Mikhail Kuleshov: 25th overall in 1999. Kuleshov never got more than 8 goals in the AHL. He only played 3 games in the NHL before going back to Russia and getting 3 points in 34 games. Players taken after: Marty Havlat, Mike Commodore, Henrik Zetterberg.

    Jonas Johansson: 28th overall in 2002. Johansson was well thought of after getting 35 points in 26 games in his first WHL season. He ended up only ever playing 1 NHL game and it wasn't for the Avs. Players taken after him: Trevor Daley, Matt Stajan, Jiri Hudler, Valtteri Filppula, and DUNCAN KEITH.

    Joey Hishon: 17th overall in 2010. This one makes me sad as I feel he never really got a proper shot and injuries derailed him. Nevertheless, he's 25 and time is running out. He has decent AHL numbers but thus far has only played 13 NHL games. Players taken after: Evgeny Kuznetzov, Charlie Coyle, Kevin Hayes, Nick Bjugstad.

    Ryan Stoa: 34th overall in 2005. This was our first pick in 2005 and we wasted it. He is 29 and has only played 40 games in the NHL getting 7 points. Players taken after: Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Justin Abdelkadar, Adam McQuaid.

    Conner Bleackley 23rd in 2014. He may turn out decent, but for us he was a bust. When you don't sign a player and then let them get redrafted while also trading our compensation for Boedker who didn't resign with us...yeah, this one still stings. Players taken after: Jared McCann, David Pastrnak, Nikita Sherback.

    Honourbal Mentions: Vaclav Nedorost (14th in 2000), Scott Parker (20th in 98), Peter Ratchuk (25th in 96), Duncan Siemens (11th in 2011) Siemens is still only 22 and COULD turn into something. Sakic wants him in the NHL this year as a top 6 dman, but 11th overall on a DFD who might not turn out gives him an honourable mention spot. We will see if he hits official draft bust or if he becomes decent.
     
  2. Chucky x 27

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    The first three you named are awful picks considering who they could've picked. Stoa is also a really bad pick.
     
  3. Lights

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    Too many a lot
     
  4. TuukkaRaskfan40

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    Outside of Caron and Hamill mention by Saint here's a few more

    Tommy Cross- 2nd round 2007 draft (35th overall)
    Players in between this pick and the next pick:
    Jamie Benn ( :bang Chiarelli you really screwed the pooch on that one), PK Subban, Wayne Simmonds, Alec Martinez, Dwight King, Nick Spaling, Jake Muzzin, Colton Scievour

    Maxime Sauve- 2nd round 2008 draft (47th overall)
    Players between this pick and the next-
    Marco Scandella, Travis Hamonic, Jori Lehtera, Michael Stone, Derek Stepan

    Ryan Button- 3rd round 2009 draft (86th overall)
    Players between this pick and the next-
    Casey Cizikas, David Savard, Mattias Ekholm, Marcus Folingo, and Sami Vatenen

    Jared Knight- 2nd round 2010 draft (32nd overall)
    Players between this pick and the next-
    Justin Faulk, Patrik Nemeth, Devante Smith Pelley
     
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    Jonas Ahnelöv
    2006 round 3 #88 overall
    Never played a NHL fame
    Players drafted after: James Reimer, Matt Beleskey, Reto Berra, Andrew MacDonald, Viktor Stålberg

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    Nick Ross 2007
    Round 1 #30 overall
    Never played a NHL game
    Players drafted after: P.K. Subban, Wayne Simmonds, Jamie Benn

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    Joel Gistedt
    2007 round 2 #36 overall
    Never played a NHL game
    Players drafted after: P.K. Subban, Wayne Simmonds, Jamie Benn

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    Brandon Gormley
    2010 Round 1 #13 Overall
    32 GP 2G 2A 4P with Yotes
    58 GP 2G 3A 5P in NHL
    Players drafted after: Vladimir Tarasenko, Yevgeny Kuznetsov, Charlie Coyle, Justin Faulk, Tyler Toffoli, Brendan Gallagher

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    Mark Visentin
    2010 Round 1 #27 Overall
    Players drafted after:Charlie Coyle, Justin Faulk, Tyler Toffoli, Brendan Gallagher (Louis Domingue was drafted also 2010 in Round 5 #138)
    1 Game in the NHL 3.05 S% .906 GAA
     
  6. Chucky x 27

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    The Tommy Cross pick was so bad! Imagine having Subban or Simmonds on the team instead!
    The 2 picks in 2007 were really bad! You could've got Subban and Simmonds or Benn!
     
  7. BTHabs11

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    How about Andrei Kostitsyn?
     
  8. Chucky x 27

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    He wasn't a big bust he played many seasons in the NHL and was able to put up 20 goals in 30 NHL seasons. He wasn't as big of a bust as Louis Leblanc for example.
     
  9. SuckItPhaneuf

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    1993 - Alexadre Daigle, selected 1st overall
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    Notable players drafted after: Chris Pronger, Paul Kariya, Jason Arnott

    2005 - Brian Lee, selected 9th overall
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    Notable players drafted after: Anze Kopitar, Marc Staal, Tuukka Rask, T.J. Oshie

    2009 - Jared Cowen, selected 9th overall
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    Notable players drafted after: Ryan Ellis, Chris Kreider, Ryan O'Reilly

    Three busts in 25 years isn't that bad.
     
  10. BTHabs11

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    Bruh are you kidding me? Do you know who we could've gotten over him? Parise, Burns and Perry are just some.
     
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    Mattias Tedenby: Selected 24th overall in 2008. Played 120 games in the NHL and got 30 points. Hasn't played in the NHL since the 2013-2014 regular season. Right now he's playing in the SHL and will probably never play in the AHL or NHL ever again.
     
  12. Chucky x 27

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    Bruh are you kidding me? A bust isn't somebody that isn't as good as other drafted after. A bust is somebody that was suposed to be something but didn't grow at all and almost didn't play in the NHL.
     
  13. Chucky x 27

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    I didn't know about Lee before. Cowen and Daigle I knew. Daigle was a good player but I heard he didn't like playing hockey, is that right? That's why he would've stopped hockey? Cowen is so bad :lol
     
  14. Chucky x 27

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    I always thought this guy would've developped into a good player. He never grew though.
     
  15. BTHabs11

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    I know that but if Kostitsyn isn't a bust then why isn't he still getting 20 goal seasons with us?
     
  16. Saint Patrice

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    Not bad numerically, but you also had the biggest bust ;)
     
  17. SuckItPhaneuf

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    Oh my god man, Lee and Cowen were awful picks.
     
  18. Saint Patrice

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    I was talking about Daigle :lol
     
  19. Colestacker

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    I know right














    Cowen is so bad.
     
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  20. Chucky x 27

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    Because he was traded to Nashville
     

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