Whenever the NHL draft rolls around, there is talk of late-round bargains and first-round busts. During these (pointless) conversations, one name always comes up: Alexandre Daigle.
It seems that a writer from ESPN recently had such a conversation, and decided to pull one out of the "Whatever happened to..." file. That file is subtitled "The Alexandre Daigle Story: the anti-Sidney Crosby". So read this story, it's actually pretty good.
One hilarious phrase that seemed to encapsulate why Alex the not-so-great didn't cut it in the NHL...
"When you're young, you think the NHL is glamorous and fun," says Daigle, now 33. "But it's a tough job. You have to be made a special way to deal with it. Me, I'm not aggressive at all. Zero percent."That's the type of work ethic you like to see from a #1 overall pick.
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Oh yeah... I think Steve "John" Stamkos is going #1 this year. Just a hunch.
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