Players you thought would be great, but busted
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03-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Originally Posted by
Richard F Schiller
Lauri Tukonen. I remember watching him at the WJC and being really impressed. Ended up playing a total of 5 NHL games with 0 points.
I saw someone mention Brendl in the post before this one, and now Tukonen.
Both those guys played in the AHL at a time I was a season ticket holder to the Lowell Lock Monsters. Saw both of them play a lot and I have to tell you..... neither one ever looked like even a marginal NHLer to me. I don't know what they looked like in their jr systems, but both looked slow, lazy and disinterested.
Brendl did have a nice shot and I remember one game I saw him play when he was completely nothing... just floating around all game invisible, and then in the 3rd his center won a clean faceoff and he just rocketed a wrister high glove side. Showed no emotion or anything and went back to floating.
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