1. cuma is already a bust. 2. awesome to see coyle and phillips on the same line.
my real question is how many of our prospects from the last couple drafts will play for the wild/houston next year? ob granlund is a lock. brodin if he bulks up? what about larsson? I kinda like larsson more after I saw him at the WJC but can he make the wild squad. and will zucker leave DU? also will bulmer play for houston?
I wouldn't be so quick to call Cuma a bust. I guess it depends on your definition of a bust though. I can't see him as a top pairing d-man like he once could have been, but I believe he can still make a positive impact on an NHL team, be it here or somewhere else.
I will admit, I've never seen Cuma play. I do remember the stories after he was drafted about how smart he was, and how good he was fundamentally. He was supposed to be a good skater, puck mover, and have good hockey smarts. I'd wait another year or so, given his history of injuries, before I'd call him a bust.
For all we know, Shep, Pouliot and Gillies will have fine NHL careers, and Cuma as well.