Drafting is an inexact science to say the least. There are players that will exceed your expectations and players that will prove to be disappointments. But of all the outcomes an organization can possibly predict when selecting a player, never taking the ice probably isn't one of them. Unfortunately for the Caps, that has become a little bit of a trend within their 2008 draft class.â†µ
Mike Vogel at Dump 'n Chase is reporting that Anton Gustafsson, the team's first round pick in 2008 is leaving the organization and heading back home to Sweden. He joins Eric Mestery, one of the team's second round picks from the same year, as players who are giving up on hockey because it just isn't fun anymore.â†µ
Unlike Mestery, Gustafsson has not retired so his return to the organization at some point in the future is not completely out of the question; although it doesn't look very promising. If the Caps want to make their organization more fun they are more than welcome to borrow my VHS copy of Might Ducks. It sounds like they need to employ the Bombay coaching method.