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03-27-2009, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Pure View Post
How many first overall picks have been worse than Hemsky.
Well the book is still out on Stamkos and E.Johnson, but I'd list these guys as substantially worse players since 1980.

1980 Doug Wickenheiser
1982 Gord Kluzak
1983 Brian Lawton
1986 Joe Murphy
1992 Roman Hamrlik
1993 Alexander Daigle
1994 Ed Jovanoski
1995 Bryan Berard
1996 Chris Phillips
1999 Patrick Stefan
2000 Rick DiPietro

And these guys would a push at best:

1990 Owen Nolan
2003 MA Fluery

**You keep Hemsky unless he wants out. The first overall pick looks to be about 50/50. Most of these guys were considered the creme of the creme as 18 year olds.

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