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Blue Jackets Top 5 bigest draft bust

Posted By Tyler Karshner On Jun 10 2010 @ 11:55 am In Columbus Blue Jackets | 1 Comment

We will take a look at the Jackets top 5 bigest draft bust. This list is just now as most of the Jackets draft pick are still very young as the Blue Jackets have only been around for ten year.

1. Alexandre Picard. He has been a huge bust for the Blue Jackets. The Jackets took him  8th in the 2004 draft. Picard has spend most of his time in the minors and was also traded to Phoenix at this years trade deadline. In 67 games in the NHL he has no goals and 2 assist.

2. Gilbert Brule. He was suppost to be the “future number one center” but that never paned out . Brule taken 6th in the 2005 draft was also traded. He was traded to Edmonton for Raffi Torres. Brule has started to show some good offence and defence skills since his trade to Oliers but for the Blue Jackets he was a bust. in 146 games with the Jackets Brule had 12 goals and 20 assist.

3.Nikolai Zherdev. Tho Zherdev did put up some good numbers with the Jackets he can still be called a bust. A couple of reasons he never showed any heart. Also he was traded like so many of other Blue Jacket first round pick’s he was traded to the New York Rangers. In 283 games with the Jackets Zherdev has 76 goals and 105 assist. Zherdev was the Jackets 4th pick in the 2003 draft.

4. Rostislav Klesla. The Blue Jackets first ever drat pick at 4th in the 2000 nhl draft. Klesla has been a bust also and he is the only one on this list who has not been traded yet.Klesla was called a “franchise defenseman” by the moron Doug MacLean. Klesla has been very injury prone. In 470 games Klesla has 38 goals and 85 assist and a plus minus of -60.

5.Pascal Leclaire. Was suppost to be the “:Franchise golie” but never panned out. Leclaire was also very injury proned. Was 8th pick in the 2001 draft. Leclaire in 159 games with Ottawa and the Jackets has 57 wins and 69 loses.

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