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08-24-2009, 09:33 PM
These Snacks Are Odd
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fargo, ND
Carson had 561 points in 625 games. Lawton had 266 points in 483 games. I think the decision on who was the bigger bust is pretty clear-cut, let alone the decision on who was actually a bust.
Considering that he was hyped as a generational talent at the time of his drafting, I think Daigle will go down as one of the premier busts in NHL history. Patrik Stefan is also a very big one, and even though the draft was different at the time of its inception, Claude Gauthier and Andre Veilleux have to be up there: neither one even played a professional game. Rick Pagnutti is another one. Garry Monahan was only 16 when he was drafted, but his NHL success was extremely limited. Doug Wickenheiser and Gord Kluzak were also pretty substantial busts, although Kluzak was more due to health problems.
And that's just the first overall picks.
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