Some first overall draft choices from 1984 to 1994
Mario Lemieux: Simply the best forward of the 1990's
and one of the all-time greats.
Brian Lawton: No bigger washout. The North Stars
blundered badly. He wasn't even in the top 20 of the
NHL's Central scouting bureau.
Pierre Turgeon: Never quite achieved status as a
certain superstar. Rightly or wrongly, players considered
him substantially less than the leader he was supposed to
be, and three general managers endorsed this view by
Roman Hamirlik: Injuries really hurt, but he never
looked like a number one.
Alexandre Daigle: As a rookie he looked like a
sure star. Undermotivated, he squandered a lot of talent.
His lack of toughness ultimately hurt, too. Considering
some later picks, a real washout.
Joe Murphy: Were it not for injuries and being in
the wrong place at the wrong time, he might have developed
into a star in the NHL.
Last edited by Corey Bryant : 01-13-2009 at 05:11 PM.
Reason: misspelling of Daigle's first name