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Which top 12 picks from the 2014 and 2015 drafts are most likely to bust?

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08-20-2015, 05:01 PM
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Which top 12 picks from the 2014 and 2015 drafts are most likely to bust?

There are always question marks around prospects and since Ekblad and LD were the only guys to play more than 9 games, I included both drafts.

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08-20-2015, 05:02 PM
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Gurianov & Perlini. Not saying that they'll bust but I think they are the best candidates from each draft.

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Perlini and Virtanen.

and Nylander is so overhyped he just has to fail!

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every player the leafs drafted

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Who I see has the greatest chance of busting:

Jake Virtanen
Haydn Fleury
Brendan Perlini
Pavel Zacha
Denis Guryanov

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why is perlini going to be a bust he was a 12th pick and has been progressing really well in the ohl, i like him as a player, he will be a nice top 6 player along with strome, domi, duclair, etc.

Id say for me its zacha, he was picked very high, did not due great in terms of stats, i think he either goes onto become a superstar power player or bust as a bottom 6 player with little offense to contribute.

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08-20-2015, 06:49 PM
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Virtanen and Ehlers will disappoint the fans expecting 80-90s points.

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08-20-2015, 06:52 PM
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It's a bit early for either year, but if I were pressed for two from each year it would be:

2014 - Virtanen and Perlini
2015 - Meier and Gurianov

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Virtanen and Ehlers will disappoint the fans expecting 80-90s points.
I don't know many expecting Art Ross level scoring from either of those, but if that is the standard, there is a long list of players from the past two drafts that will disappoint.

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08-20-2015, 07:01 PM
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I don't know many expecting Art Ross level scoring from either of those, but if that is the standard, there is a long list of players from the past two drafts that will disappoint.
The Ehlers hype has gotten pretty ridiculous, some are level headed but others expect him to be a better Kane.

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2015 - Marner: I think he is too small to make an impact in the pros.

2014 - Nylander: He plays a fancy skilled game, but doesn't bring the intangibles of a guy like Crouse to ensure he will be an NHLer.

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Virtanen and Ehlers will disappoint the fans expecting 80-90s points.
lol what Canuck fans expects Virtanen to be a 80 point player?

Most expect him to be a 20-20 guy

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2015 - Marner: I think he is too small to make an impact in the pros.

2014 - Nylander: He plays a fancy skilled game, but doesn't bring the intangibles of a guy like Crouse to ensure he will be an NHLer.
2016 - whoever the leafs draft

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Perlini, Virtanen, and Zacha all might top out as 3rd line wingers ala Alex Chiasson or a poor mans Milan Michalek. That's not necessarily bad but I am sure their teams will want more from them.

To some extent Draisaitl could "bust", and end up similar to Patrik Berglund or Martin Hanzal. Any team would like those players but probably not worth a 3rd overall.

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Ya i agree with Marner and Nylander. I'd also include Gauthier if you wanted to go back to 2013.

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What about Perlini screams bust or even disappointment for his draft position so far?

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Whoever the Leafs and Canucks drafted.

In all seriousness, I'll put in votes for Strome, Fleury, and maybe Virtanen. I think Virtanen could also end up being one of the best players in his draft but he's so hard to read. He's as much of a boom or bust prospect as I've seen taken in the top 10 in the last few years but he has incredible upside and a very unique skillset.

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What about Perlini screams bust or even disappointment for his draft position so far?
Nothing about him screams elite in any way, but he is a solid winger. I just don't see him being a legit 1st line winger. Might be a decent 2nd liner but like I said he is more in the Alex Chiasson or maybe Teddy Purcell mold to me.

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Id say for me its zacha, he was picked very high, did not due great in terms of stats, i think he either goes onto become a superstar power player or bust as a bottom 6 player with little offense to contribute.
That isn't a bust, that would be a disappointment, as in not reaching his potential. Busts don't have successful NHL careers in any capacity.

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That isn't a bust, that would be a disappointment, as in not reaching his potential. Busts don't have successful NHL careers in any capacity.
i guess thats true, but guys like daigle, stefan are considered huge busts but made the nhl and had some success, and were atleast good 3rd liners, zacha does have a lot to like about him even if his offense does not translate, i think zacha ends up being a jvr type player.

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The Ehlers hype has gotten pretty ridiculous, some are level headed but others expect him to be a better Kane.
Because we project him as a speedy first line winger? In today's NHL his ceiling is around 70 pts and for a team with few gamebreakers I think that's worthy of hyping. I'm anxious to see how he deals with limited time and space at the next level.

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