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

Cialis tablets foreign 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 tablets foreign 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 tablets foreign but just one year in the AHL.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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