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

Chinese herbal viagra 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. Chinese herbal viagra 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, chinese herbal viagra but just one year in the AHL.

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

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

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

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

Chinese herbal viagra Tom Renney, chinese herbal viagra who was the team’s Vice President for Player development, chinese herbal viagra was one member of the Blueshirts organization who scouted Jessiman.

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

Chinese herbal viagra 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), chinese herbal viagra Jessiman turned pro. Chinese herbal viagra That rush to turn pro, chinese herbal viagra combined with his “lost” junior season, chinese herbal viagra combined to put Jessiman in a hole he has not recovered from.

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

Chinese herbal viagra 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. Chinese herbal viagra George Ferguson (11th), chinese herbal viagra Phil Russell (13th) and John Van Boxmeer (14th) all go on to play more than 500 NHL games.

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

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

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

Chinese herbal viagra 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). Chinese herbal viagra Alexander Radulov (15th), chinese herbal viagra Travis Zajac (20th), chinese herbal viagra Wojtek Wolski (21st), chinese herbal viagra and Andrej Meszaros (23rd) were all selected after Montoya.

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