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12-29-2003, 05:00 PM
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Bigger Bust?

Firstly, I don't consider either to be a bust, I want to make that clear. Some people would, however.

So here's a question for those that do.

Who do you consider to be a bigger bust, Rick Dipietro or Patrik Stefan, and why?

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Stefan by a country mile. He was the Thrashers FIRST EVER draft pick. Being selected 1st overall doesnt help his case.

DiPietro bust? 2 time AHL All-Star and hes what 22?

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DiPietro is not even close to being a bust. First, he is good. Second, it's not a smart move to judge goalies until they are 24-25 years old.

Stefan has been so mediocre, you forget he is a 1st round draft pick. I don't want to call him a bust just yet... But he certainly hasn't had much success on this level.

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I chose Stefan to bust out this year. Didnt happen.

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Enough of this Dipietro bust crap. He is not a bust.

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Firstly, I don't consider either to be a bust, I want to make that clear. Some people would, however.

So here's a question for those that do.

Who do you consider to be a bigger bust, Rick Dipietro or Patrik Stefan, and why?
Dipietro hasnt been around long enough to be called a bust and Stefan has played better for the Thrashers. Given those choices I would go with Stefan

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12-29-2003, 05:57 PM
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Dipietro hasnt been around long enough to be called a bust and Stefan has played better for the Thrashers. Given those choices I would go with Stefan

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I wouldn't call Dipietro or Stefan a bust .

Patrick Stefan will never be what was expected from him . Though I have a gut feeling he's the second comming of Radek Bonk .
Highly touted Czech who was drafted out of the IHL . Bonk has never developped like expected but became a pretty solid second liner after many years of doing scrap .

Patrick Stefan = Radek Bonk , take my word on it.


As for Dipietro, it's just silly to call him a bust . He's freakin 22 years old, dominated the AHL for two seasons . He played a couple of pretty good games in the NHL .

Anybody not named Rick Dipietro who would have his resume from the past three years would be touted as a future Star goaltender.

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Neither are busts, but I don't think any of the two will live up to the expectations they had when they were drafted.

I believe Stefan will become a regular 50-60 pts player and will be an important member of the Thrashers because he will be centering the second line, the ''supporting line'' for Heatley and Kovalchuk.

Dipietro will be a solid starter for a number of years for the Isles, but he won't dominate the NHL. At 22 and being a top draft pick, he should already be the number 1 in Long Island. You guys would've been much better with Luongo that with Dipietro.

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Both are disapointing 1st overall picks, but neither could be called a bust at all.

If you take a look at the talent in each of the drafts they were taken, right now you would have to say that DiPietro is more disapointing. The Stefan/Sedin draft was quite a weak year if you look at the players taken.

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I hoping for more exciting content in this thread after reading the title...

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There are busts, and there are disappointments. Both have fallen into the latter category. Stefan is still putting in 35 points a season, which is not nothing, and DiPietro is a good goaltender, and will probably be better.

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Both players just suffer from consistency. No reason to call them busts because the talent is obviously their. Nothing like a Brian Lawton, mind you

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I hoping for more exciting content in this thread after reading the title...

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Stefan was picked ahead of the Sedins and Pavel Brendl.

Dipietro was picked ahead of Heatley and Gaborik.

This indicates to me that DIPIETRO is a bigger bust.

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Stefan was picked ahead of the Sedins and Pavel Brendl.

Dipietro was picked ahead of Heatley and Gaborik.

This indicates to me that DIPIETRO is a bigger bust.
I think he's only labelled a bust because he was drafted so high. Milbury was(is?) a moron for trading Luongo and then using a draft pick to get DiPietro. I mean, what the hell...
If he were drafted lower, say out of top 5 but still top 10, I doubt he would've been a "bust".

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Stefan was picked ahead of the Sedins and Pavel Brendl.

Dipietro was picked ahead of Heatley and Gaborik.

This indicates to me that DIPIETRO is a bigger bust.
Fascinating logic. Not entirely wrong, either... If you enter the "players they could have had instead of...." into it, the Isles certainly look like bigger losers in the game of draft picks than the Thrash.

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Both have already moved past the point of being busts. A bust is someone who never makes it to the NHL, or falls out after a short stint. Neither of them meet that description. Stefan can be labeled a dissapointment though. Being a goalie, it's still a bit too early to tell for DiPietro.

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Writing off a player in his early 20s as a bust. Now that's hilarious.

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A bust is someone who never makes it to the NHL, or falls out after a short stint.
Well said and I agree 100%.

Rick DiPietro hasnt even played a full season in the NHL and hasnt had the chance to earn himself the label of bust, dissapointment or star.

Patrick Stefan on the other hand was highly touted and hasnt developed into what he was thought he would be and is a huge dissapoitment IMO.

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