NHL: The Biggest Draft Busts of the Past Decade

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NHL: The Biggest Draft Busts of the Past Decade
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First-round draft picks, ideally, are supposed to be rocks of their respective franchises. The higher you are drafted, the more expectations are shoved upon you.

If you are a No. 1 overall pick, the franchise that drafts you expects championships, individual awards and most importantly, they are planning on that pick being a part of the team for the better part of a decade—if not their entire career.

The following are players who were drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft since the year 2000. These players have fulfilled no expectations and let their fans, their teams and themselves down. 

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