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Biggest Post-Lockout Draft Disappointment (Top 10 Picks)

View Poll Results: Biggest disappointment?
Benoit Pouliot 15 5.79%
Gilbert Brule 47 18.15%
Jack Skille 5 1.93%
Brian Lee 3 1.16%
Erik Johnson 24 9.27%
Derick Brassard 0 0%
Peter Mueller 4 1.54%
James Sheppard 12 4.63%
Michael Frolik 4 1.54%
James van Riemsdyk 5 1.93%
Kyle Turris 7 2.70%
Zach Hamill 6 2.32%
Keaton Ellerby 1 0.39%
Nikita Filatov 103 39.77%
Mikkel Boedker 0 0%
Josh Bailey 2 0.77%
Other 2 0.77%
Thomas Hickey 19 7.34%
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10-10-2012, 01:29 AM
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Biggest Post-Lockout Draft Disappointment (Top 10 Picks)

Which of these players would you say has been the biggest disappointment since being drafted? Note that I did not use the term "bust" but "disappointment" instead. A lot of these players have made the NHL but have not lived up to their expectations.

I've only done players up to the 2008 draft because it would be unfair to label recent draftees.


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10-10-2012, 01:31 AM
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Filatov was the first name to come to mind.

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Was gonna go with Schroeder until I read before 2008

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Brule or Filatov are the first that come to mind.

Hah, just realized they are both Columbus picks. Didn't do that on purpose, swear

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just realized i forgot to add thomas hickey

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No Cam Barker??? Really???

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No Cam Barker??? Really???
do u know what post-lockout means??

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I think James Sheppard is the worst player on the list, but when you factor in expectations the biggest disappointment is Filatov.

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just realized i forgot to add thomas hickey
i added him, since so few people have already voted (couldnt move 'other' down without losing the 1 vote, sorry).

I'm going with filatov. Moreso than anyone else in this category, people thought he could be a bonafide star and instead he's going into his 2nd khl season.

Some of the guys (pouliot, for example) had injury issues.
some of the guys (brian lee, for example) were huge projects/bad picks from the start.

but filatov was a star. He had and still has the skills. His development was mismanaged (by columbus and by himself). Overall just a huge disappointment because of what he could have been, with no reasonable explanation for why it didnt happen. He's still 22, so it will probably take another 3 years or so before we can actually write him off, but he could and should be an NHL 1st liner by now.

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The first name to come to mind was JVR... though obviously not a bust. But of the 14 players picked in the first 2 picks of the last 7 drafts, he is by far the biggest disappointment, if my memory serves me. I mean, at 5th overall it's quite common to get a mediocre player, and at 10th overall it's common to get a bust. But the top 2 picks are almost always high-impact star players. But JVR has yet to pass 40 points in a season. Maybe now with a change of teams he can. But at this point, he's pretty disappointing.

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Gotta be filatov the guy who was suppose to challege kessel in Ottawa and a star in Columbus.

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The first name to come to mind was JVR... though obviously not a bust. But of the 14 players picked in the first 2 picks of the last 7 drafts, he is by far the biggest disappointment, if my memory serves me. I mean, at 5th overall it's quite common to get a mediocre player, and at 10th overall it's common to get a bust. But the top 2 picks are almost always high-impact star players. But JVR has yet to pass 40 points in a season. Maybe now with a change of teams he can. But at this point, he's pretty disappointing.
Odd choice. He's been battling injuries as of late. I believe that last time he was healthy he was on a scoring tear in the playoffs.

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For me personally it's JVR. But voted Filatov because he's the biggest disappointment in general.

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Brule.

edit: picked Brule over Filatov because Brule was seen as a safer pick. Brule's hardnosed style meant that even if he didn't reach his potential as an elite scorer he could still play a grinding role despite being a smallish guy. But no, he didn't even reach that.

Filatov was the definition of boom or bust. He still had huge question marks because he was seen as a frail player who may not be able to translate his game to the NHL.


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Probably Brule or FIlatov for me

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Filatov.

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One of those names is not like the others. I'll let you figure that one out, but there's a big clue somewhere in the vicinity of this post.

Some Missing Names:

Ryan Parent
Riku Helenius
Angelo Esposito
Kyle Beach

#1 has to be Filatov though, expected to go higher in the draft, considered a surefire top line winger with a huge talent for goalscoring. Many people thought Toronto would regret the day they took Schenn over him (a bit ironic they ended up with the #2 pick in that draft, when all was said and done).

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Brule seemed like, even up until a little while ago, that he could go the Daniel Briere route.

I guess not.

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I thought Brule was a sure thing, so I'll go with him. I had some concerns about Filatov.

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I don't think Erik Johnson is a disappointment. Maybe underwhelming, but surely not a disappointment. I'd take him on my team any day.

I think for overall talent and the stink he left in Columbus as well as Ottawa briefly, Filatov is hands down the biggest disappointment.

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I don't think Erik Johnson is a disappointment. Maybe underwhelming, but surely not a disappointment. I'd take him on my team any day.
I'd say he's a disappointment because he was billed as a surefire franchise defenseman when he was drafted. He was literally called the safest, most high upside, sure to be a #1 franchise defenseman that had been drafted in years.

He's certainly not bad now, but hasn't come anywhere close to living up to the hype he got, which for St Louis is probably quite the disappointment. They thought they were getting a franchise defenseman

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Almost everyone thought Brule was going to be a star, Filatov there were more questions about. I vote Brule.

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Gotta go with Filatov. I'm quite disappointed that Schenn didn't develop into that defensive rock that he showed promise into becoming in his rookie season. Hopefully he picks it up in Philly.

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