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02-14-2010, 11:59 AM
Join Date: Aug 2003
How about Mark Messier?
1. Drafted in the third round, forty-eighth overall.
2. Scored a whopping one goal in his draft year (albeit as a eighteen year-old in the WHA)
3. Got sent down for four games in his rookie season. Managed a total of 33 points in 75 games with the big club that year.
Of course, he took off pretty quickly after that; going from 63 to 88 to 106 points over the next three seasons.
Good call on Zdeno Chara, as well. I actually have that draft on tape and, at one point, Bob McKenzie and Gord Miller are talking about how big some of the prospects are and Miller says something to the effect of, 'I've even heard rumours that there's a 7 foot-tall Slovak walking around here somewhere'. McKenzie chuckles and then gives a brief rundown of Chara but its quite clear that he's basically considered a sideshow, not a real prospect.
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