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Biggest devil "bust"

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Who has been the biggest disappointment or "bust" that has worn a devils uniform?

Salomonnson was pretty bad. Danton was a good player, just his other "stuff" got in the way.

Any others in recent memory?

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Vadim Sharifjanov for a first rounder was a pretty big bust too I would say

*need to think of others*

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I assume you mean players that we drafted with high expectations that didn't pan out? And not players that we traded for or signed as a FA?

In that case, Sharifanov - drafted in the first round of the draft we got Elias in the 2nd. Lou ripped of his friend Brian Burke by trading Sharifanov to Vancouver for a 2nd. Burke said it was one of his worst trades ever. Sharifanov was as horrible for the Canucks as he was for the Devils.

I watched a game of his last week (Devils vs Penguins from 98 I think) and he played like he was in slow motion. His passes were intercepted and he couldn't catch a pass.. he was a step behind everyone else. Not just physically either.

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Preferably drafts but if you can think of others (trades, ufa's) thats fine.

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Larionov. :argh: Worst player ever obtained by the Devils....Larionov was said to be brought in to replace Nieuwendyk :noclue: . What a joke! Larionov SUCKED in NJ.

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Well just going through the media guide and looking through the drafts, I'd think this guy would qualify as a big bust:

1986 3rd pick of the draft - Neil Brady C.

Guy played 29 games and scored one goal for us :rofl:

Sharifjanov was the 25th pick I wouldn't classify him as a big bust, I don't remember big expectations for him.

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I think the expections for Vadim went up while playing for the Rats. In 97-98 he had a good regular season and an awesome postseason.

Lance Ward? *checks*

We picked Ward 10th overall - before Derek Morris, Marty Reasoner, Marco Sturm, Daniel Briere, Chara, Parish.... Josh DeWolfe was another wasted pick in that draft.

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Non-drafts:

Malakhov (just because we won the Cup with him on the team doesn't mean he wasn't a bust)

Deron Quint

Tikkanen

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Neil Brady, Neil Brady, and Neil Brady.

And then Larionov, Corey Foster, Vadim and David Emma.

<JESTER>

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I'm not sure you can say Ward was a bust because he refused to sign w/NJ. He went back into the draft. So he never actually played for the team. You can say he was a failed signee...

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Non-drafts:

Malakhov (just because we won the Cup with him on the team doesn't mean he wasn't a bust)

Deron Quint

Tikkanen

Essa Tikkanen LMAO

The only thing I can tink of worse that getting fishmouth Tikka was seeing someone in my Section (217) with a new sweater and his name on it. We only had Tikka for 21 days, not games, DAYS!!!

Them WHAMMO! We sent that Ranger Scum Packing!

Bernie Nichols was another BlueSkirt Nightmare foisted on us.

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Jocelyn Lemieux. NONE worst than that. The sheriff is really close however.

I bet Lou was thinking, "Oh he's Claude's brother, he's gotta be good!"

WRONG!

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I forget what this guys names was exactly but he came over with Fetisov and Kasitonov. Was his name Starikov? or something? I don't know, but he was supposed just as good as the defenseman and he stunk.

-Scott

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That was Sergei Starikov. He came with Fetisov. I remember him huffing and puffing all over the ice in one of his, what was it, 8 games with the Devs?

Jon Morris

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Mike Van Ryn

Far from a bust. This kid is doing quite well in Florida and I would love to add him to our team.....if he would play for our team :)

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This one's a bit different but it's still pending the play of the lone player left from the deal:

Devils get Andrei Zyuzin

Lightning receive Sascha Goc, Josef Boumedienne and Anton But

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Can we call Quint a bust. He comes over and next thing you know is that he is suspended for the rest of the year.

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Quint was great!!! Even suspended and not playing he was better than Odelien.

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Quint was great!!! Even suspended and not playing he was better than Odelien.

Don something we can agree on...

trading Odi was addition by subtraction....

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