But having Prucha in there is odd in a way. But in another way, it's not. As with everything in this forum parameters need to be set. Is the person a bust from the time he was drafted, or after he exceeds expectations which then set the bar higher?
Can you really call Cherepanov a bust if he stays in russia? I wouldn't vote for him simply cause he's already proven in a mens league where as guys like DZ and Sangs seem like they could end up being very big defensive liabilities. Just my .02 . i voted DZ, although i think the three of the guys i mentioned will have solid careers
Can you really call Cherepanov a bust if he stays in russia?
Brendl played a total of 2 playoff games for hartford before getting traded and for whatever irrational reason, he's still considered a ranger bust. Even if he never comes over, Cherapanov is going to be brought up as a bust no matter what he does outside the NHL.
Maybe its just me, but I feel like defenseman that are drafted based on their offensive potential don't turn out well. Its like 1/100 that the offense translates over. I have hopes for Sangs and DZ but I would rather get a responsible Dman with some offense, than a liability on defense at the junior level with fantastic offense.
Its a recurring nightmare that we end up with a Marc-Andre Bergeron clone, and that would be best case scenario. I just don't see it happening but the good news is there is plenty of time to grow.