I really didn't like Duncan Keith at first. He always seemed frantic and jumpy and he moved around too much. I don't remember saying I didn't think he'd amount to much or that I didn't think he'd ever be good, but I just remember watching him and thinking to myself "what is this guy doing"?
After Heatley's second year in the NHL I thought he was going to be the best player in the league for a good 10 years. I also thought Zherdev was going to be a star in the league for a long time boy was I wrong.
I don't want to post an "I was wrong" sentence about my own team because I don't think they count, so I'll say I didn't think Grabovski would ever pan out to the way he is now. His first season in Montreal I remember him being fast and good with the puck but he got worse and looked like he was just playing on nerves at the beginning. He's a good player now and I'm happy he is because when he was in Montreal I was really pulling for him.
For the negative... I thought Heatley and Thornton together would be the best combo the NHL has seen (to exaggerate a bit). I thought they were each gonna hit a hundred points, but I guess they didn't have the chemistry they were supposed to.