The success of Carlson and Holtby makes up for those players that did not pan out from the draft. Players like Joel Broda (MIN) and Stefan Della Rovere (STL) are still considered prospects, but long shots to see significant time in the NHL.
Anton Gustafsson, C, Frolunda J20 (SuperElit) – 1st round, 21st overall
NHL Games Played: 0
Son of former Capital Bengt-Ake Gustafsson, Anton Gustafsson failed to succeed in North America.… read more
Nothing like an article about a 1st round bust to fire up my dislike for GMGM.
George McPhee....The Teflon GM. 15 years of failure and counting....
6 - Number of playoff series the Capitals have won since George McPhee took over as General Manager in 1997 (which makes him the third-longest-tenured GM in the League), three of which came in McPhee's first season on the job.
I refuse to click to "read more" since HF articles are always garbage. (The recent article about the USHL games between Omaha/Lincoln is downright offensive as someone who used to work within that league...)
But I can't call a guy who averaged 2 Points per game in the AHL someone who failed to succeed in North America.