2013 NHL Draft Prospects: 5 Potential Busts from the 1st Round

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2013 NHL Draft Prospects: 5 Potential Busts from the 1st Round
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The first round of the 2013 NHL draft was full of its usual dose of surprises.

Highly discussed prospect Seth Jones fell to pick No. 4, Cory Schneider was dealt to New Jersey in a shocking trade and more than a few players were chosen out of deep left field.

Each notable first-round reach stirred up a to-be-expected cornucopia of debate. Some argued the player was a true diamond in the rough, while others questioned the impulsiveness of the selection.

Regardless of the current public perception, however, the real evaluation of this year's first-round decisions won't be completed fully for years—and, as history has proved, at least a few picks will be able to be legitimately labeled as busts by that time.

Which prospects taken early Sunday afternoon are most likely to be scoffed at four or five years down the road? We examine some of the first round's potential busts on the coming slides.

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