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ITT: Name players who were HUGELY hyped on these boards who have done nothing.

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01-11-2007, 08:30 PM
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ITT: Name players who were HUGELY hyped on these boards who have done nothing.

Try and stay away from 1st round picks and the like. Mostly stick to guys who kind of came out of nowhere with hype (hell, even 1st rounders for no real reason OTHER than hype like Jessiman, I guess, could be talked about here).

Matt Foy.

Remember the HUGE hype he received after the monster season with the 67's and Corey Locke (another one who deserves some mention in this thread)? What's he done so far? Pretty much nothing. Looks more and more like a career minor leaguer to me each time I've seen him play.

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Milan Kraft - Supposed to be as good as Marian Hossa

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Another former Penguin prospect for this list:

Michal Sivek.

Remember when he came over in the Jagr trade? He was supposed to be one of the most dynamic, offensive guys around not in the NHL. Heard a lot of great rumblings about how he could be a poor man's Jagr (had good size, skating, pretty strong on the puck) if he could put it all together.

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Andrei Medvedev.
Well, maybe just the "huge" part of "hugely hyped".

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Maybe it's too soon, but Jiri Hudler.

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Taylor Pyatt. I know he was a first rounder, but the hype there was just ungodly considering the return. Mike Komisarek was another one like that. He is turning into a really good defensive defenseman, but people were talking Pronger type impact.

I agree with Jiri Hudler as well. He was one of those players that I thought was going to take the league by storm due to all the hype and having not seen him play.

Evan McGrath would be another. I know it's still VERY early with him, but there was talk he was the most talented North American offensive forward in the draft that year and he hasn't done anything of note at the professional level yet. 3 goals in the AHL this year in 35 games.

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Hulder is a good one. I remember reading one post calling his pick the biggest draft steal in NHL history.

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Niklas Kronwall?

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Here are a few others:

Jani Rita
Novoseltev
Nedorost
Tootoo
Balej
Somervuori


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Andrei Medvedev.
Well, maybe just the "huge" part of "hugely hyped".
LOL.

I still can't believe we drafted that guy. I know that pretty much everybody knew it was a crappy pick from the start, some thinking that if he lost weight it could be a steal, but there were a few who actually thought he would be good because he 'led Russia to consecutive gold medals' forgetting that he was pulled in the first and got to face Canada's undersized an anaemic offense the second time around.



And anybody remember Eero Somervuori? I remember several magazines and news outlets labelling him a Calder Trophy favorite.

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Milan Kraft - Supposed to be as good as Marian Hossa
First name that came to mind. Milan Kraft.

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Somervuori is a great choice for this. Kind of unhearalded for most of the time and then all of a sudden everyone loved him. I know I did for a while and I thought he would be a great player.

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Try and stay away from 1st round picks and the like. Mostly stick to guys who kind of came out of nowhere with hype (hell, even 1st rounders for no real reason OTHER than hype like Jessiman, I guess, could be talked about here).

Matt Foy.

Remember the HUGE hype he received after the monster season with the 67's and Corey Locke (another one who deserves some mention in this thread)? What's he done so far? Pretty much nothing. Looks more and more like a career minor leaguer to me each time I've seen him play.
Going way back, but I remember drafting both Oleg Saprykin and Milan Kraft in a 2000 fantasy league because they'd gotten so much hype here.

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As a Lightning fan I didn't understand the hype of Somervuori, I remember a few magazines that projected him to get 50-55 points. He ended up having a horrible camp and was never heard from again.

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It's funny. I posted my Kraft comment not before reading the thread and seeing a few others already naming him. I'd say that makes him a winner (or loser)

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This thread is incomplete without Igor Grigorenko.

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And anybody remember Eero Somervuori? I remember several magazines and news outlets labelling him a Calder Trophy favorite.
Yup.

I believe it was The Hockey News' '03-'04 Season Preview Issue.

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Yup.

I believe it was The Hockey News' '03-'04 Season Preview Issue.
Yep. And then he was awful in the AHL and went home.

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This thread is incomplete without Igor Grigorenko.
well, its hard to blame a guy whose gone though a life threathing injury.

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well, its hard to blame a guy whose gone though a life threathing injury.
Did I blame him? He had a lot of hype even after that injury.

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Did I blame him? He had a lot of hype even after that injury.
He hasn't stepped foot in NA yet, though. The jury really is out on him right now and I don't think he can be nominated for this award.

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Try and stay away from 1st round picks and the like. Mostly stick to guys who kind of came out of nowhere with hype (hell, even 1st rounders for no real reason OTHER than hype like Jessiman, I guess, could be talked about here).
I don't thinK Jessiman was hugely hyped, from day 1 he was considered a "project" who would either be boom or bust.

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Over-hyped guy of the year, so far, is Kaigodorov.

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Nik Antropov
He went 10th overall. He's still in the NHL, but still.
And Rico Fata.
Oh, and maybe Patrik Stefan......

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