Cialis pharmacy generic On the day the Rangers admitted their biggest 2003 draft mistake; another product of that same draft stepped up and earned First star kudos in the Rangers 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. Cialis pharmacy generic While Nikolai Zherdev (4th overall) added a goal and an assist, cialis pharmacy generic the Rangers subtracted Hugh Jessiman by tradinghim to the Nashville Predators for the ever popular “future considerations”.

Cialis pharmacy generic The player nicknamed “Huge Specimen” prior to the draft turned out to be “Hugh Flop” as he is the only member of the 2003 Draft to never have played in an NHL game. Cialis pharmacy generic The closest you get are Brian Boyle (#26) who has played eight games and Shawn Belle (#30) who has played nine games – and Boyle has an excuse because he spent four years at Boston College, cialis pharmacy generic but just one year in the AHL.

Cialis pharmacy generic Conversely Jessiman, cialis pharmacy generic the 12th overall pick, cialis pharmacy generic split his first two professional years playing with Hartford and Charlotte before reaching his “career best” numbers with the Wolf Pack last year (71 games, cialis pharmacy generic 18 goals and 24 assists with 154 PIM). Cialis pharmacy generic In selecting Jessiman, cialis pharmacy generic the Rangers passed on other impact forwards like Dustin Brown (13th), cialis pharmacy generic Zach Parise (17th), cialis pharmacy generic Ryan Getzlaf (19th), cialis pharmacy generic Mike Richards (24th), cialis pharmacy generic and Corey Perry (28th).

Cialis pharmacy generic E.J. Cialis pharmacy generic Hradek, cialis pharmacy generic in a June 25, cialis pharmacy generic 2007 column, cialis pharmacy generic listed Jessiman as one of the “Five Worst Value Picks” among active players. Cialis pharmacy generic Jessiman was joined on the list by Alexander Svitov, cialis pharmacy generic Patrik Stefan, cialis pharmacy generic Rico Fata and Ric jackman. Cialis pharmacy generic Hradek went even further by writing the Rangers would have been better off drafting his Dartmouth teammate Lee Stempniak who was drafted 138th overall and has played in 224 NHL games with the St. Cialis pharmacy generic Louis Blues. Cialis pharmacy generic Interestingly enough, cialis pharmacy generic Stempniak outscored Jessiman in their first two years together at Dartmouth.

Cialis pharmacy generic So what happened to derail Jessiman’s NHL career before it started? Many will question his ability and desire, cialis pharmacy generic but those are discussions for when he is no longer playing hockey. Cialis pharmacy generic Players the size of Jessiman (6-foot-6 and 230 pounds) sometimes do take extra time to develop so there is time for him to revive his career – and leaving the Rangers organization might be the best thing for his career. Cialis pharmacy generic A new organization might lessen the pressure on Jessiman to justify his lofty draft selection.

Cialis pharmacy generic If I were to try and pinpoint what went wrong, cialis pharmacy generic I would have to point to Jessiman’s junior season at Dartmouth. Cialis pharmacy generic A nasty ankle injury limited him to just 12 games in 2004-2005. Cialis pharmacy generic

Cialis pharmacy generic Tom Renney, cialis pharmacy generic who was the team’s Vice President for Player development, cialis pharmacy generic was one member of the Blueshirts organization who scouted Jessiman.

Cialis pharmacy generic “I ask myself what happened with Hugh, cialis pharmacy generic because I had scouted him and certainly was part of the process that culminated with the draft selection, cialis pharmacy generic” Renney told Larry Brooks of the NY Post (10/31/08). Cialis pharmacy generic “I do think that the ankle injury set him back quite a bit.”

Cialis pharmacy generic Rather than return to school for his senior year in an attempt to dominate the ECAC (something he did not do during his time at Dartmouth), cialis pharmacy generic Jessiman turned pro. Cialis pharmacy generic That rush to turn pro, cialis pharmacy generic combined with his “lost” junior season, cialis pharmacy generic combined to put Jessiman in a hole he has not recovered from.

Cialis pharmacy generic Unfortunately, cialis pharmacy generic Jessiman’s fate of never having played a shift in the NHL is not a unique situation for the Rangers. Cialis pharmacy generic Since 1969 when the NHL Draft took on its current look and emphasis, cialis pharmacy generic the Blueshirts have drafted six other players who never played in an NHL game. Cialis pharmacy generic They get a mulligan in 1997 with Stefan Cherneski because he suffered an eventual career-ending knee injury just 11 games into his pro career while with Hartford. Cialis pharmacy generic Cherneski would attempt a comeback, cialis pharmacy generic but only played in 29 AHL games over the next two seasons before accepting an injury settlement.

Cialis pharmacy generic 1972 – The Rangers draft right winger Al Blanchard with the 12th pick – and he is the only player selected in that first round to never play in the NHL. Cialis pharmacy generic George Ferguson (11th), cialis pharmacy generic Phil Russell (13th) and John Van Boxmeer (14th) all go on to play more than 500 NHL games.

Cialis pharmacy generic 1980 – The Rangers draft Jim Malone with the 14th pick. Cialis pharmacy generic Malone is my all-time personal favorite as the Rangers worst first round draft pick. Cialis pharmacy generic Malone spends three pro seasons playing with three different teams in there different leagues (AHL, cialis pharmacy generic IHL and CHL). Cialis pharmacy generic Brent Sutter is drafted 17th overall and Barry Pederson goes one spot later.

Cialis pharmacy generic 1990 – The Rangers draft defenseman Michael Stewart with the 13th pick. Cialis pharmacy generic Much like Jessiman and Blanchard, cialis pharmacy generic he is the only player drafted in this first round to never have played in the NHL (although the Islanders Scott Scissons played only two regular season games and only playoff contest). Cialis pharmacy generic Keith Tkachuk is drafted 19th, cialis pharmacy generic Bryan Smolinski 21st and some guy named Martin Brodeur is selected with the 20th pick. Cialis pharmacy generic

Cialis pharmacy generic 1996 – The Rangers draft defenseman Jeff Brown with the 22nd pick. Cialis pharmacy generic Daniel Briere is drafted 24th and defenseman Cory Sarich is the first pick of the second round (27th overall).

Cialis pharmacy generic 2004 – The Rangers draft goaltender Al Montoya with the 6th pick – a concession to the fact that 2001 first rounder Dan Blackburn’s career is in jeopardy and a concession that the organization doesn’t realize they drafted their goalie of the future with the 205th pick in the 2000 Draft (Henrik Lundqvist). Cialis pharmacy generic Alexander Radulov (15th), cialis pharmacy generic Travis Zajac (20th), cialis pharmacy generic Wojtek Wolski (21st), cialis pharmacy generic and Andrej Meszaros (23rd) were all selected after Montoya.

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