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01-11-2007, 09:42 PM
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I don't thinK Jessiman was hugely hyped, from day 1 he was considered a "project" who would either be boom or bust.
Wouldn't say that at all. The hype came from about mid-season when Woodlief hyped the hell out of the guy.

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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.
Still don't know what happened to him. He was much more impressive than his numbers suggested in his short NHL stint, then went back home for personal reasons.

Remember Ross Lupaschuck? And Kris Beech aka the next Ron Francis? That whole trio in the Jagr deal was pretty well hyped and all have failed to deliver in any capacity.

Also, I remember a few debates that had Montreal and Pittsburgh with the clear-cut best defensive prospect depth, Montreal with Komisarek and Hainsey and Pittsburgh with Orpik and Lupaschuck. None of those guys have turned out to be as good as expectations were back then.

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01-11-2007, 09:47 PM
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01-11-2007, 09:48 PM
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Here are a few others:

Jani Rita
Novoseltev
Nedorost
Tootoo
Balej
Somervuori
He did something. He got himself sent back down to the minors.

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01-11-2007, 09:54 PM
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01-11-2007, 09:55 PM
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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......
Pavel Brendl

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Pavel Brendl
Ah! Thats the name that was on the tip of my tounge while I was reading this thread but couldn't remember his name. Thanx!

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Pavel Brendl
Not really a candidate for this as he was a super high draft pick. Neither are guys like Stefan.

But **** Brendl and Lundmark!

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01-11-2007, 10:03 PM
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Not really a candidate for this as he was a super high draft pick. Neither are guys like Stefan.

But **** Brendl and Lundmark!
I know this doesn't really go with this thread but Dan Blackburn (Even thought he got hurt). Brendl, Lundmark, Blackburn Jessiman 4 HIGH first round picks that busted big time. (Even though Blackburn got hurt and could not play anymore)

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01-11-2007, 10:08 PM
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I know this doesn't really go with this thread but Dan Blackburn (Even thought he got hurt). Brendl, Lundmark, Blackburn Jessiman 4 HIGH first round picks that busted big time. (Even though Blackburn got hurt and could not play anymore)
Add in:

1995: Christian Dube
1996: Jeff Brown
1997: Stefan Cherneski (same as Blackburn -- great start to a career but had to retire due to injury)
1998: Manny Malhotra (mishandled by management, but still not a great choice at his spot)


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01-11-2007, 10:18 PM
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How 'bout Jason Botterhill? Where was he taken?


I watched alot of World Juniors and hear alot about some guys, then two years later, its all "What ever happened to that guy?"

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01-11-2007, 10:20 PM
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There was never anyone in HSBoards history who was as overhyped without producing anything at the NHL level as Jani Rita.

Beyond Rita, Kronwall, Grigorenko and Stan Chistov aren't too far behind.

Then again, anyone drafted by the Leafs, Sens, Habs, Oilers, Flames, Wings, Rangers or Canucks is vigorously ******** on these boards until they either retire from hockey or get traded to a team not mentioned above.

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01-11-2007, 10:24 PM
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01-11-2007, 10:28 PM
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Marcel Hossa
Krys Kolanos
Jeff Taffe
Alexandre Volchkov
Josh Holden
Boyd Devereaux
Dan Cleary
Again, most of those guys don't really count since they were straight up super hyped 1st rounders. This thread is more about the guys who "come out of nowhere" and light up whatever league they are in that make people go ga ga over them. Those guys all had hype way before they were drafted, pretty much.

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01-11-2007, 10:34 PM
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01-11-2007, 10:49 PM
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Alexei Mikhnov is the worst I've seen in several years. Go back to the threads on him from this summer. 5 goals in the AHL half-way through the season. Kaigorodov isn't far behind. And neither disappointment is really that shocking given their average production in a slightly better than AHL-calibre league.

And there are a few guys like the aforementioned Evan McGrath every year - guys who were mid-round picks for good reason but see a spike in production following their draft year, causing people to think they're stud prospects. Ryan Stone is another guy who got a lot of hype here when he was scoring 100 points for Brandon.

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Again, most of those guys don't really count since they were straight up super hyped 1st rounders. This thread is more about the guys who "come out of nowhere" and light up whatever league they are in that make people go ga ga over them. Those guys all had hype way before they were drafted, pretty much.
alright, sorry for the NYR picks they were on top of my head


Jason King
Filip Novak
Brandon Reid
Tomas Kloucek

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01-11-2007, 10:53 PM
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alright, sorry for the NYR picks they were on top of my head


Jason King
Filip Novak
Brandon Reid
Tomas Kloucek
Jason King! Great pick there. I remember when he exploded and everyone was calling him such a steal and everything.

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01-11-2007, 10:54 PM
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this is going wayy back but Yannick Lehoux was largely hyped when I used to just troll the boards instead of posting...guy was hyped as a future allstar

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01-11-2007, 10:58 PM
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this is going wayy back but Yannick Lehoux was largely hyped when I used to just troll the boards instead of posting...guy was hyped as a future allstar
I was just about to say him and couldn't believe he hadn't been mentioned yet.

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01-11-2007, 11:00 PM
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just remember a big one

Bruno St. Jacques


and what even happened to Hans Jonsson?

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basically any 20 year old, or overager that lights up the CHL has been, and always will be highly overhyped. Everyone seems to have it in their minds that they were bigtime steals in the draft even though these players bring nothing to the game but their decent hands, or playmaking ability.

Stephane Veilleux, the one and only Simon Gamache, Locke and Foy as mentioned, Sergei Varlamov, and going back a bit further, Frank Banham and Mark Deyell.

then of course, the undrafted scrub who makes the canadian junior team, who people assume must be a star. I'm looking at you, Brad Leeb, Matt Pettinger, and Danny Syvret.

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