Biggest Bust in recent history
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03-31-2012, 07:32 PM
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Pavel Brendl and Jamie Lundmark, only because the Rangers busted two top-9 picks in the same draft year.
To only get 30 total points from two players picked that high is almost impossible to do.
That's impossible to do.
In the 30-plus year history of the NHL Entry Draft, no team has ever picked two players in the top-9 and had neither of them contribute less than 40 points for them.
The Kings came close. They drafted Redmond and Duncanson 9th and 10th overall, and they combined for 10 points in 45 career NHL games combined.
Yes, the 1999 draft was weak, but when you consider the price Smith paid to get those two picks, and the subsequent lack of production, IMO it's the worst draft performance in the modern history of the franchise.
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