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08-08-2006, 11:51 AM
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Evilo
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I'm not sure who is the biggest bust of all time, but I'd say Edmonton's run from 1982 to 2000 in the first round is the most unimpressive of all time IMO.

1982 Jim Playfair (20th) -> 21 NHL games

1983 Jeff Beukeboom (19th) -> good pick

1984 Selmar Odelein (21st ) -> 18 NHL games

1985 Scott Metcalfe (20th) -> 19 NHL games

1986 Kim Issel (21st) -> 4 NHL games

1987 Peter Soberlak (21st) -> 0 NHL game

1988 Francois Leroux (19th) -> had an OK career (200 games) but not first rounder worthy.

1989 Jason Soules (15th) -> 0 NHL game

1990 Scott Allison (17th) -> 0 NHL game

1991 Tyler Wright (12th) -> good career (600 games) but not first round worthy.
1991 Martin Rucinsky (20th) -> good pick

1992 Joe Hulbig (13th) -> 55 NHL games

1993 Jason Arnott (7th) -> good pick
1993 Nick Stajduhar (13th) -> 2 NHL games

1994 Jason Bonsignore (4th) -> 79 NHL games
1994 Ryan Smyth (6th) -> good pick

1995 Steve Kelly (6th) -> 147 NHL games (20+ points)

1996 Boyd Devereaux (6th) -> OK career, not first rounder worthy.
1996 Matthieu Descoteaux (19th) -> 5 NHL games

1997 Michel Riesen (14th) -> 12 NHL games

1998 Michael Henrich (13th) -> 0 NHL game

1999 Jani Rita (13th) -> 66 NHL games

Incredible run, huh?
19 drafts, 23 first rounders, 4 good picks, 4 under average picks, 15 busts. And that's with a good stretch picking in the top 10.

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