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01-24-2012, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SFKingshomer View Post
Manchester is brutal offensively which is part of Hickey's problem. He's been better this year and made the AS team but injuries have set him back for sure. He's still young and should get his shot soon. If he's a bust then so is a guy like Eric Tangradi who is the same age and hasn't done jack in the NHL despite playing an easier position to learn.
How prospects have performed relative to their draft position plays a part in whether they're considered busts. German Titov and Alexandre Daigle were both drafted in '93 and scored 300+ points in 600+ games, but nobody's going to call Titov a bust because he was drafted in the 10th round.

Tangradi was a 42nd overall pick who's played 28 NHL games and is currently on an NHL roster. Hickey was a 4th overall pick who has yet to play an NHL game.

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