2001 may be looked back upon with more fondness had Grigorenko not nearly died in a car crash.
I remember six months after the draft when the WJCs were in Halifax and he dominated vs Canada en route to gold. Everyone was saying what a steal he was at 62 earlier that year.
Yeah, Grigorenko absolutely got wrecked by that accident. I had forgotten that he was a 62nd pick - I assumed he was a late 1st rounder because that guy was absolutely expected to be the "next" diamond unearthed by the Wings in the early 2000's.
I refuse to vote on the poll, however, because 2008 is really the latest one I feel at all comfortable passing judgment on. For example, Landon Ferraro is 21 years old right now, and actually had a good year for the Griffins. He's also logjammed behind a bunch of other forwards (Nyquist, Tatar, Andersson, etc.) who are around his age or even a little older and just broke in with the Wings. Are you ready to say that he is or isn't a "bust"? I'm not!