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HF Article 02-19-2013 12:15 PM

2008 NHL Draft produced two key players for Washington Capitals
 

Any draft that produces a top line defensemen and a starting goalie with great potential should be considered a success. For the Washington Capitals, the 2008 NHL Draft produced stalwart defenseman John Carlson and platoon starter Braden Holtby.



The success of Carlson and Holtby makes up for those players that did not pan out from the draft. Players like Joel Broda (MIN) and Stefan Della Rovere (STL) are still considered prospects, but long shots to see significant time in the NHL.

Anton Gustafsson, C, Frolunda J20 (SuperElit) – 1st round, 21st overall
Status: Bust
NHL Games Played: 0

Son of former Capital Bengt-Ake Gustafsson, Anton Gustafsson failed to succeed in North America.… read more



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Liberati0n 02-19-2013 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by HF Article (Post 60021471)
Anton Gustafsson, C, Frolunda J20 (SuperElit) 1st round, 21st overall
Status: Bust
NHL Games Played: 0

That's not fair. He's still developing.

CapitalsCupFantasy 02-19-2013 12:37 PM

Nothing like an article about a 1st round bust to fire up my dislike for GMGM.

IkeaMonkey* 02-19-2013 12:43 PM

I refuse to click to "read more" since HF articles are always garbage. (The recent article about the USHL games between Omaha/Lincoln is downright offensive as someone who used to work within that league...)

But I can't call a guy who averaged 2 Points per game in the AHL someone who failed to succeed in North America.

Feed Me A Stray Cat 02-19-2013 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by IkeaMonkey (Post 60023043)

But I can't call a guy who averaged 2 Points per game in the AHL someone who failed to succeed in North America.

He played one game...

IkeaMonkey* 02-19-2013 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Feed Me A Stray Cat (Post 60023167)
He played one game...

Yes, Ted.

That is the joke.

BrooklynCapsFan 02-19-2013 12:49 PM

Was Bustaffson a reach where we took him?

What a sack of crap.

Millhaus 02-19-2013 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Feed Me A Stray Cat (Post 60023167)
He played one game...

Sure but what a game that was...

Dr John Carlson 02-19-2013 02:37 PM

21 points in 41 Allsvenkan games.

Still Hope

Ovechkins Wodka 02-19-2013 02:41 PM

And Jordan Eberle the very next pick :(

InjuredChoker 02-20-2013 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr John Carlson (Post 60028993)
21 points in 41 Allsvenkan games.

Still Hope

:yo:

Acallabeth 02-20-2013 05:43 AM

I find it interesting that they call Holtby an NHL player after only 27 games. Didn't they recently call Orlov a prospect?


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