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08-02-2004, 12:03 PM
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Bust a move

Who is your pick?
An Oiler prospect that you were so excited to get it and panned out to be a bust.
Not a draftee by Oilers, via trade only. As far as drafting I know most of you may say Jason Bonsignore.

Mine was Vladimir Vujtek

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dopida, cleary, um should i go on

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Steven Rice. Messier was my favourite Oiler and a human wrecking ball the day they dealt him, and I thought Rice MUST be something special or they wouldn't have made the trade.

He wasn't awful or anything and he did score 20 when he went to Hartford but that trade was a complete lay down. The Oilers haven't been much since that day imo, and I mean no disrespect to Nicholls or Weight or Guerin or any of them.

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Steven Rice. Messier was my favourite Oiler and a human wrecking ball the day they dealt him, and I thought Rice MUST be something special or they wouldn't have made the trade.

He wasn't awful or anything and he did score 20 when he went to Hartford but that trade was a complete lay down. The Oilers haven't been much since that day imo, and I mean no disrespect to Nicholls or Weight or Guerin or any of them.
Steven Rice. I thought this kid was real. He scored something 30 goals in 30 games with Kitchener. Then he went to score like 30 goals in AHL in half season or something like that.

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yeah, steven rice was I guy I thought would be something special...

I remember when he was a very good player for the Kitchener Rangers, and I was psyched when the Oilers got him, because I figured he could have been as good as Messier (offensively)...

That was a bit of a letdown.

David Oliver was another guy... although we drafted him, I thought for sure he was going to be a futuer 35 goal scorer, then he completely tanked it.

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Jimmy Carson is pretty obvious.

Jochen Hecht wasn't the worst Oiler ever, but he and Reasoner didn't do much to make the inevitible hurt of Weight leaving any easier. Reasoner has since found (as long as he comes back at 100%) a nice niche as a defensive center with some upside, but the first year return was pretty painful.

Also, for some reason I had this feeling that Todd Elik could be a contributor, not sure if it was founded or if I had been drinking at the time.

Roman Oksiuta's offensive stylings were kind of a sad replacement for the teams first ever draft pick, too.

Most of these guys were past the true "Prospect" stage when we got em, they just come to my mind because we were sure they must have endless potential for greatness yet to come when they became oilers.


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ex-oiler captains to the NYR

Both Messier and Lowe we got jipped by getting ROman and Rice

But for MacT we got Marchant.

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i know it doesnt fit with the trade-idea, but i too thuoght oliver was gonna be something pretty special.... he showed glimpses of it and they went south pretty fast

rice is up there as well..... its sad that i was pretty excited when they got him, but upon reading this post he didnt spring to mind.... thats how forgetable he was

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i know it doesnt fit with the trade-idea, but i too thuoght oliver was gonna be something pretty special....
I remember the hockey analysts were comparing him to be the next Joe Mullen.

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I'm a little more new school but at one point, I thought Pat Falloon and Alex Selivanov were gonna be great players for us.

I guess they're not prospects but players who I thought would take us to the next level

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USC - i see that you too are enamored by Ms. Knightly .... thats two very nice avatars in a row! keep em coming!

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Roman Oksuita.

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USC - i see that you too are enamored by Ms. Knightly .... thats two very nice avatars in a row! keep em coming!
I was gonna switch them around whenever I get tired of it...but its Keira Knightley we're talking about. You can never get tired of her!

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boo boo

I remember being psyched over Allison. I was watching a WJHC game in the early 90's and I think it was the almighty Gary Green that said Jason Allison's rights were owned by the Edmonton Oilers. Allison was being dominant at the WJ's and since I was living in small isolated town on the south coast of Newfoundland at the time, I hoped (to no avail) that we had obtained his rights from Washington somehow and I just hadnt heard about it.

Anyways, we owned the rights to Scott Allison, not Jason, and it took me a while to find that out with very few resources at my disposal. Quite the dispointment indeed, somewhat linear to Scott himself. :mad:

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Definitely have to agree with everybody on Rice. Was thrilled with acquiring him, however he turned out to be a disappointment.
Oksuita was another guy who I thought could have been a good hockey player. His heart just was not into it.
Just to throw this name out there, Chris Hajt. I honestly believed he was going to become a dependable, defensive defenseman.

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Mike Watt - I thought he was going to be power forward for the next 10 years as an Oiler.

Chris Hajt - At worse 3rd or 4th d-man. He played close to 40 to 45 minutes a game in OHL.

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I need to pipe in and say, yes Mike Watt was a huge disappointment. Also I'll add to the pot Steve Kelly, also in a different sense, considering the way this guy played in stretches and coulda been, Mike Grier....

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Riesen especially is a guy that I thought would turn out well and didn't (or hasn't yet, however a guy wants to put it)

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Mine was Joe Hulbig! Last Oiler I thought would turn into something special(I had high hopes for Ryan too, but he's met those). I thought he was going to be a sure fire top 6 for us... even to me when he did play his few games I thought he looked good. So I was pretty wrong on that one. So Schremp is my newest... will he follow Smyth's or Hulbig's footsteps?

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Guys I thought would be very good...

Jason Bonsignore
Chris Hajt

and for some reason I remember back in 1991 hearing some stuff about Juha Riihijarvi and thought he was going to be the next greatest longshot steal by the Oilers. He came over for one AHL season and then booked it back over the pond.

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My biggest disappointments are

1)Jason Bonsignore--the Hype! not heart--even less heart then Carson
2)Stephen Rice and Louie Debrusk--both were supposed to be 2nd liners

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nick stajdujhar i thought he was going to be a great d man, he had offensive skills and was a goos size, a first rounder.
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...3?pid=00005132

mike watt he was another one he had power forward writen all over him.
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...3?pid=00019323

ones i was pissed at when they drafted them were joe hulbig, scott allison, jason soules these guys looked like crap from day one

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Nick S never was the same after he got his ass kicked outside that Edmonton bar. Over the years the story sounds alot worse then when it happened.

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above players drafted by oilers.

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ones i was pissed at when they drafted them were joe hulbig, scott allison, jason soules these guys looked like crap from day one
Allsison and Soules were late 1st rounders and gambles--but the players the oilers drafted in the mid to early 1st rounders--are the killers

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