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  1. Jake Gardiner an interesting target

    Tim Kavanagh

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are rumored to be in "blockbuster-or-bust" mode ahead of today's trade deadline, and one of their top trade chips is offensive defenseman Jake Gardiner. The 23-year-old has shown flashes of high-end ability but has been somewh...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  2. NHL - Mikhail Grabovski and other boom or bust players for 2013-1...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg assesses which NHL players will up their production this season, and which will be busts, including Mikhail Grabovski, Gabriel Landeskog and Nail Yakupov.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  3. Can 3 No. 1 picks earn Edmonton a Cup?

    Alvin Chang

    The last two drafts, the Edmonton Oilers did what they are supposed to do with the No. 1 overall pick. They drafted a forward. At No. 1, it's almost a guarantee the player will be an All-Star. Of course, there are busts -- Alexandre Daigle comes...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  4. 2012 NHL Draft - Can 3 No. 1 picks earn Edmonton Oilers a Cup?

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang writes that the Edmonton Oilers got lucky getting the No. 1 overall pick for the third consecutive year, and should they draft Nail Yakupov, they could be a few complementary players away from Cup contention.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  5. NHL draft - Scott Arniel not entirely to blame for Columbus Blue ...

    Alvin Chang

    Given the news of Scott Arniel's dismissal, Alvin Chang looks at the draft track record of the Columbus Blue Jackets to see how badly their top-end picks have underproduced. It turns out, all the Blue Jackets' perceived busts may not be busts at all.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  6. Biggest draft busts since 1990

    Alvin Chang

    It doesn't take long before analysts begin throwing the B-word around: bust. Take the recently traded Kyle Turris, for example. He was drafted in 2007 and thus far he's severely underperformed on expectations as a No. 3 pick. So much so, in fact, tha...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  7. NHL draft - The biggest draft busts since 1990

    Alvin Chang

    Alexandre Daigle? Kyle Turris? Those are just two players who have fallen far short of their expected potential since their selections near the top of their draft classes. Using advanced metrics, here's a look at the 10 biggest draft busts since 1990.

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  8. NHL Free Agency 2011 - After Brad Richards, 2011's free agent cla...

    Doug McIntyre

    Doug McIntyre writes that outside of Brad Richards, the 2011 free agency class is a weak one. Combined with a much higher cap floor, the combo will likely lead to overpaying players and increase the potential for signing a bust on the open market.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  9. NHL: Mike Modano, Marc-Andre Fleury need to get going

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek looks at five players who need to get in gear ASAP, headlined by an elder statesmen in Detroit and a Stanley Cup-winning goaltender.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2010
  10. NHL draft 2010 - How height, weight and nationality determine stu...

    Alvin Chang

    In the 1999 NHL draft, basically everyone missed on a little guy named Henrik Zetterberg. Alvin Chang investigates why -- and how, when you look at three factors (height, weight and nationality), you can get a good idea of busts and studs.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  11. It begins with Daigle, and then ...

    Gare Joyce

    Every draft provides a whole host of busts, but some are much more spectacular and painful than others. I've been covering junior hockey and NHL draft selections for decades, and I can't say why a vaunted prospect busts and another seemingly less ta...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  12. NHL draft 2010 - Alexandre Daigle and the biggest NHL draft busts...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce, who has been covering junior hockey and NHL drafts for decades, looks at the biggest busts from 1994 to 2004. The discussion begins with Alexandre Daigle, and the list includes legendary flops in the elite 2003 draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  13. NHL draft 2010 - Rangers, Bruins, Devils may have interest in the...

    Gare Joyce

    Kirill Kabanov's story continues to add layers of mystery, but with the combine approaching, many of the questions that have dogged his season may finally be answered. Plus, No. 1 prospect Taylor Hall takes a big hit and answers to reader questions.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  14. NHL: Busting the myth of sophomore slumps in the NHL

    Tom Awad

    In its weekly look at the NHL, Puck Prospectus busts the myth of sophomore slumps.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  15. The New York Rangers' big free-agent acquisition, Marian Gaborik,...

    Timo Seppa & E.J. Hradek

    Puck Prospectus examines players trending up or down on each NHL roster. Plus, E.J. Hradek reveals an intriguing player heading into training camps.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2009
  16. Morning Skate: What's up with Flyers? Ducks?

    Because it was a busy weekend of NHL action, I'm going to push back my early season free-agent busts list until Tuesday. Instead, I wanted to chat about a couple things that caught my attention over the weekend. FOOLISH FLYER With just 2:14 left i...

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2007