Cialis trazodone 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 trazodone While Nikolai Zherdev (4th overall) added a goal and an assist, cialis trazodone the Rangers subtracted Hugh Jessiman by tradinghim to the Nashville Predators for the ever popular “future considerations”.

Cialis trazodone 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 trazodone 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 trazodone but just one year in the AHL.

Cialis trazodone Conversely Jessiman, cialis trazodone the 12th overall pick, cialis trazodone 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 trazodone 18 goals and 24 assists with 154 PIM). Cialis trazodone In selecting Jessiman, cialis trazodone the Rangers passed on other impact forwards like Dustin Brown (13th), cialis trazodone Zach Parise (17th), cialis trazodone Ryan Getzlaf (19th), cialis trazodone Mike Richards (24th), cialis trazodone and Corey Perry (28th).

Cialis trazodone E.J. Cialis trazodone Hradek, cialis trazodone in a June 25, cialis trazodone 2007 ESPN.com column, cialis trazodone listed Jessiman as one of the “Five Worst Value Picks” among active players. Cialis trazodone Jessiman was joined on the list by Alexander Svitov, cialis trazodone Patrik Stefan, cialis trazodone Rico Fata and Ric jackman. Cialis trazodone 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 trazodone Louis Blues. Cialis trazodone Interestingly enough, cialis trazodone Stempniak outscored Jessiman in their first two years together at Dartmouth.

Cialis trazodone So what happened to derail Jessiman’s NHL career before it started? Many will question his ability and desire, cialis trazodone but those are discussions for when he is no longer playing hockey. Cialis trazodone 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 trazodone A new organization might lessen the pressure on Jessiman to justify his lofty draft selection.

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

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

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

Cialis trazodone 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 trazodone Jessiman turned pro. Cialis trazodone That rush to turn pro, cialis trazodone combined with his “lost” junior season, cialis trazodone combined to put Jessiman in a hole he has not recovered from.

Cialis trazodone Unfortunately, cialis trazodone Jessiman’s fate of never having played a shift in the NHL is not a unique situation for the Rangers. Cialis trazodone Since 1969 when the NHL Draft took on its current look and emphasis, cialis trazodone the Blueshirts have drafted six other players who never played in an NHL game. Cialis trazodone 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 trazodone Cherneski would attempt a comeback, cialis trazodone but only played in 29 AHL games over the next two seasons before accepting an injury settlement.

Cialis trazodone 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 trazodone George Ferguson (11th), cialis trazodone Phil Russell (13th) and John Van Boxmeer (14th) all go on to play more than 500 NHL games.

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

Cialis trazodone 1990 – The Rangers draft defenseman Michael Stewart with the 13th pick. Cialis trazodone Much like Jessiman and Blanchard, cialis trazodone 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 trazodone Keith Tkachuk is drafted 19th, cialis trazodone Bryan Smolinski 21st and some guy named Martin Brodeur is selected with the 20th pick. Cialis trazodone

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

Cialis trazodone 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 trazodone Alexander Radulov (15th), cialis trazodone Travis Zajac (20th), cialis trazodone Wojtek Wolski (21st), cialis trazodone and Andrej Meszaros (23rd) were all selected after Montoya.

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