Blue Jackets forward Marian Gaborik:
Stats: 11 goals, 13 assists, -5, 125 shots
Gaborik was drafted by many between the late second to early third round, and were expecting something close to the 76 points in 82 games he posted last season. His tenure in New York ended with a bad relationship with head coach John Tortorella that ended up in a trade to Columbus on deadline day. He’s off to a good start in Columbus with 5 points in 4 games, but overall, not the production you were looking for this season.Wild forward Dany Heatley:
Stats: 11 goals, 10 assists, -12, 83 shots
Heatley was drafted late in the fifth round on average after a 53 points season in 2011-12, and 64 point season in 2010-11, but now a shoulder injury has ended his season and with it the possibility of him being drafted any where near the top five rounds next season. His point production has now dropped the last four years 82, 64, 53 and a projected point total this year of 28.Also on the list: Bryzgalov, Weiss, Lupul, etc.Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski:
Stats: 8 goals, 7 assists, -8, 68 shots
At $5.5 million per season for the next four seasons, Grabovski just isn’t meeting expectations fantasy owners put on him this year. After being in Randy Carlyle dog house for most of the season, the former fifth round selection of the Canadiens finally saw some time on the top line near the end of the Rangers game last night. He recorded 58 points two years ago, and 51 last year, but his projected total of 20 this year in 48 games isn’t worthy of even drafting next season.
How Richards didn't make the cut is beyond me. The problem with this list, IMO, is that it's counting injured players the same as "busted" players, which isn't the same discussion to me.
Injured players suffer accidents, like Karlsson. Bust players are guys who are just sucking.
Richards, Gáby, Grabovski, Bryzgalov, etc.