1996 Draft

stardog
11-01-2003, 04:29 PM
Check out the first round of the 96 draft. Is that not one of the weakest drafts ever? A first round FULL of busts or guys who never lived up to thier potential. The second round isnt much better either. Not really Pens related but interesting none the less.

Robert Paulson*
11-01-2003, 04:36 PM
I wouldn't say Morris, Zubrus, Sturm, or Briere are busts. Focht isn't a bust yet either. But yeah, I see your point, there a lot of guys I've never heard of before :joker:

Koltsov71
11-01-2003, 04:51 PM
Craig Hillier :shakehead

stardog
11-01-2003, 04:55 PM
Check out the first round of the 96 draft. Is that not one of the weakest drafts ever? A first round FULL of busts or guys who never lived up to thier potential. The second round isnt much better either. Not really Pens related but interesting none the less.

Of course everyone in the entire first round isnt a bust. My point being compare it to past drafts and the percentage of bust to NHLer is huge.

The Tang
11-01-2003, 04:56 PM
where can we see the draft results?

tom_servo
11-01-2003, 05:01 PM
I wouldn't say Morris, Zubrus, Sturm, or Briere are busts.

Even the cream of the '96 draft haven't done all that much.

Koltsov71
11-01-2003, 05:05 PM
where can we see the draft results?

hockeydb.com (http://hockeydb.com) is a great source of information.

DJ Spinoza
11-01-2003, 05:26 PM
http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1996e.html

That Derek Morris guy's not too bad either.:)

But I see your point.

Big McLargehuge
11-01-2003, 05:38 PM
gee, I never knew Mario Larocque(Wheeling) was a high pick(16th).

God that draft sucked.

GoPenguins
11-01-2003, 05:51 PM
gee, I never knew Mario Larocque(Wheeling) was a high pick(16th).

God that draft sucked.


I have to agree it was pretty woeful. I didnt realize Hillier was the first goalie taken either. I guess all the teams who drafted ahead of us knew something we didnt :shakehead

At least there were some lower round diamonds in the rough to help make up for the numerous busts and disappointments.

The Tang
11-01-2003, 06:11 PM
my god, thast got to be one fo the worst drafts ever. ive never even heard of most those guys.