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Top 5 nhl worst draft picks

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5. Tie: Jonathan Ericsson, Detroit Red Wings (9th round, 291st overall in 2002) and Patric Hornqvist, Nashville Predators (7th round, 230th overall in 2005) In the NFL, they call guys like Ericsson and Hornqvist “Mr. Irrelevant.” They were literally the

Top 10 nhl draft pick busts

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NHL scouts have a tough job. Evaluating natural talent isn’t so difficult. Even a knowledgeable fan can detect when a kid has the skills and the hockey sense to be a potential star. The tough part for the scouts is

Top 10 nba draft busts decade

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The NBA Draft has long been overrated for its ability to change franchises with a simple selection. It is very rare nowadays that a top selection can project that team into a championship contender within the first few years (the

Top 10 2012 NFL Running Back Draft Review

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1 Trent Richardson, Alabama—Cleveland Browns Week 1 Results: 19 ATT, 39 yards, 1 Rec, 5 yards Summary: Despite a disappointing debut, Richardson is in for a big season. Few running backs are more talented, and Richardson should have a great

Top 10 2012 NFL Wide Receiver Draft Review

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1 Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State—Jacksonville Jaguars Week 1 Results: 3 Rec, 24 yards, 0 TD Summary: Blackmon made some plays in the preseason, but he isn’t there as a star wideout yet. As a rookie, Blackmon should contribute, but he

Top 10 2012 NFL Tight End Draft Review

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1 Coby Fleener, Stanford—Indianapolis Colts Week 1 Results: 6 Rec, 82 yards Summary: Fleener started off his NFL career with a great performance. Andrew Luck leaned on him throughout the game, and Fleener responded. A great athlete, Fleener will continue

NHL Top 5 Draft 2 Position

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Andrei Zyuzin, 1996 (Sharks): This particular Russian bust—a title all too often heard in the early rounds of the draft—never scored more than eight goals and 21 points in an NHL season before ending up back in Europe. Oleg Tverdovsky,

NHL Top 5 Draft 3 Position

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Cam Barker, 2004 (Blackhawks): 2004’s highest-picked defenseman, chosen directly after, of all players, Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin, fizzled with Chicago and Minnesota before a contract buy-out brought him to Edmonton last season. Alexander Svitov, 2001 (Lightning): Our title slide

NHL Top 5 Draft 1 Position

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Rick DiPietro, 2000 (Islanders): Once a rather promising goalie with the N.Y. Islanders, DiPietro has undergone a four-year saga of injury debacles and attitude questions that have plummeted him into infamy. Patrik Stefan, 1999 (Thrashers): Perhaps the must-discussed draft bust

Popular Top 10 MLB Draft Hidden Gems

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Everyone talks about the top 10 and first round picks, but what have been the best hidden gems in the Major League Baseball Draft’s last 45 years or so? From Albert Pujols (13th Round) to Mike Piazza (62nd Round) to

Top 10 2012 NFL Offensive Tackle Draft Review

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1 Matt Kalil, USC—Minnesota Vikings Week 1 Results: Kalil started at left tackle Week 1. Summary: As was expected, Kalil’s career is off to a good start. He was the best left tackle prospect in the draft in years, and

Top 10 2012 NFL Offensive Guard Draft Review

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1 David DeCastro, Stanford—Pittsburgh Steelers Week 1 Results: DeCastro was on injured reserve Week 1. Summary: Prior to injuring his knee, DeCastro was playing pretty well for the Steelers. Now, he is out for at least eight weeks. A heralded

Popular Top 10 NHL Draft Surprises

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Next in a series covering NHL transactions and following last week’s piece on the 13 Worst Trades in NHL History, comes this stocking stuffer; a brief look at the top value draft selections- the most ‘bang for your pick.’ Visualize

Popular 8 Teams Already Dreaming About the 2013 NBA Draft

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The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2012-13 season as the three NBA championship favorites, but roughly 20 other teams have realistic playoff aspirations heading into the season. You’ve got the usual suspects, like the

2013 MLB Draft Results Update

Welcome to our continuing coverage of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. Merely when you thought the insanity mored than, we deliver you back in for a complete day of choices, shocks, surprises and stunners from all 30 big league

2013 MLB Draft Update Report

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When the 2013 Major League Baseball draft comes next week, some lucky youngster will certainly be the initial overall pick. After that every person will rest and deliberate exactly what his career holds. Below’s a preemptive “Good luck with that.”

NFL Draft Is Moving in Wrong Direction Update

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Back? The NFL intends to press the NFL draft back ?!? The draft process isn’t long sufficient as it is? The NFL is in the procedure of relocating the draft from the last weekend break in April halfway of May,

Popular Top 10 Forwards in the 2008 NHL Draft from Red Line

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Good read here about the top 10 forwards from Redline: The forward group has some marquee value this year with three of the top offensive talents among Red Line’s top five spots overall. But there is a pretty steep drop

Popular Top 10 Forwards in the 2008 NHL Draft from Red Line

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Good read here about the top 10 forwards from Redline: The forward group has some marquee value this year with three of the top offensive talents among Red Line’s top five spots overall. But there is a pretty steep drop

Popular Top 10 NHL 2008 Mock Draft Board

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Here is my mock draft of the top 10 prospects in the 2008 draft. I did pretty well last year, with the exception of that Thomas Hickey pick by Los Angeles. That threw my board off as far as defensemen

Popular Top 10 NHL 2008 Mock Draft Board

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Here is my mock draft of the top 10 prospects in the 2008 draft. I did pretty well last year, with the exception of that Thomas Hickey pick by Los Angeles. That threw my board off as far as defensemen

Top 10 Biggest NBA Draft Blunders in the Last Decade

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Not every NBA draft pick works out well. As much as general managers would like to believe that every selection will pan out, there’s an Adam Morrison or Greg Oden for every Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving. So, which picks

Top 10 Biggest NBA Draft Blunders in the Last Decade

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Not every NBA draft pick works out well. As much as general managers would like to believe that every selection will pan out, there’s an Adam Morrison or Greg Oden for every Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving. So, which picks

Top 10 2013 NFL Draft Prospects to Their Pro Counterparts

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It’s never easy to compare college players to a professional counterpart, but sometimes that is the best way to describe what a college prospect can do or where they can be with the right coaching and development. Is Logan Thomas