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Has your team ever disappointed you in th draft big time. Like they take a risk, drafting an off the radar prospect, only for that player to be a bust. Or a better player was picked a few picks after and became dominant?

 

 

This has happened to my favourite NHL team, the Bruins. In 2003, with their first round pick they pick Mark Stuart. Nothing against him, just a few picks later, however, Corey Perry was picked and unlike Stuart, was a star In the ohl.

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LeBron over Darko.

 

What were the Cavaliers thinking??

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Also like cujo, I couldn't believe that Kerry kitties got passed up by seven teams in the NBA draft good thing the nets picked him up at #8,

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You the real MVP

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4 hours ago, moonwalker said:

Has your team ever disappointed you in th draft big time. Like they take a risk, drafting an off the radar prospect, only for that player to be a bust. Or a better player was picked a few picks after and became dominant?

 

 

This has happened to my favourite NHL team, the Bruins. In 2003, with their first round pick they pick Mark Stuart. Nothing against him, just a few picks later, however, Corey Perry was picked and unlike Stuart, was a star In the ohl.

*points at username*

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11 hours ago, moonwalker said:

Has your team ever disappointed you in th draft big time. Like they take a risk, drafting an off the radar prospect, only for that player to be a bust. Or a better player was picked a few picks after and became dominant?

 

 

This has happened to my favourite NHL team, the Bruins. In 2003, with their first round pick they pick Mark Stuart. Nothing against him, just a few picks later, however, Corey Perry was picked and unlike Stuart, was a star In the ohl.

 

Toronto Maple Leafs - no team in the history of pro sports has had a poorer draft record, & it's not close.  

I learned young, so I'm not as bitter.  It was what I thought as normal.

The only bright side(?) is they've never been in position to squander top 1-3 picks overall.  Ottawa, Edmonton, Atlanta, etc + countless more NBA teams, have all gone up in flames with top picks.  The Leafs have always bought themselves old players to never finish last.

 

That frustration has been offset by the New England Patriots my fav NFL team who not only make up their own draft rules, they often find quite useful talent deep in rounds.   Usually because they're players only best suited for Belichick's philosophies, thus other teams find no use for them & pass over.

Belichick treats the draft how I treat my Madden drafts.

 

 

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20/20 vision in hindsight but anyways. The Royals chose  Bubba Starling over George Springer in 2011. Also took Luke Hochevar first in 2006 and the Giants found Tim Lincecum about 10 picks later.

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On 26/06/2016 at 8:56 PM, 2001mark said:

 

Toronto Maple Leafs - no team in the history of pro sports has had a poorer draft record, & it's not close.

 

 

Late night hyperbole.

 

The Leafs never passed up Michael Jordan & Kevin Durant.

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My teams never disappoint (except the Cowboys) so my favorite draft of all time is draft beer

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The 2016 Columbus Blue Jackets draft could very well be the franchise turning point in either direction. Yes, it could get worse. Right now I'm not very happy with management. 

 

Pierre Luc Dubois is a big risk when everyone in the hockey world is saying taking Puljujarvi. For my own sanity Puljujarvi better be a bust for Edmonton and Dubois better be Vinny Lecavalier. 

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45 minutes ago, KRZYBDGRZ said:

My teams never disappoint (except the Cowboys) so my favorite draft of all time is draft beer

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16 hours ago, 2001mark said:

The Leafs never passed up Michael Jordan & Kevin Durant.

 

Gotta defend the Blazers here...

 

Sam Bowie over Jordan is debatable, but the Blazers had just invested in SG Clyde Drexler the year before. So Portland taking a talented big man did make sense.

 

As for Greg Oden over Durant, Oden was a 100% lock to go #1 in that draft, no matter who had that pick. Seattle takes Oden had they won the first pick. If anything, the lottery handed KD to the Sonics more than the Blazers did.

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Bears taking Cedric Benson in the 2005 draft.  I wanted them to take WR Mike Williams out of USC.

 

Yes, the same Mike Williams who had sat out a year of football from USC and went on to do absolutely nothing in the NFL.

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Picking Johnny "F#$% Football" Manziel when they could have drafted a Gatorade bottle and gotten more out of it. 

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Leafs taking Tyler Biggs in 2011... was hoping they took Jurco back then but alas.

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I always bring up that Tim Beckham was picked #1 overall ahead of everyone in 2008, specifically #4 Buster Posey

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21 hours ago, raysox said:

I always bring up that Tim Beckham was picked #1 overall ahead of everyone in 2008, specifically #4 Buster Posey

Yeah, he was picked ahead of Pedro Alvarez, Eric hosmer, and gerrit Cole too.

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On 6/26/2016 at 9:26 AM, KRZYBDGRZ said:

Also like cujo, I couldn't believe that Kerry kitties got passed up by seven teams in the NBA draft good thing the nets picked him up at #8,

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You the real MVP

Ha ha.

 

Kittles would've fallen further if John Calipari wasn't hoodwinked by Kobe Bryant, agent Arn Tellem (now Pistons exec),  and Adidas's Sonny Vacarro.

 

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/that-time-john-calipari-passed-on-kobe-bryant-a-mamba-day-special/

 

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/columns/story?id=6255802&columnist=oconnor_ian

 

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The second worst draft team in the NHL is the oilers YOU KNOW HOW MANY FIRST  PICKS THEY HAD AND THEY STILL SUCK

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26 minutes ago, NYUNDERDOGS said:

The second worst draft team in the NHL is the oilers YOU KNOW HOW MANY FIRST ROUND PICKS THEY HAD AND THEY STILL SUCK

 

Nail Yakipov as it looks right now was definitely a miss. 2012 wasn't nessecarily a good draft, as it was pretty shallow, but I can't believe Filip Forsberg dropped that far.

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