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9) Michael Nylander (Washington Capitals) Nylander has gained a reputation for being an excellent...

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9) Michael Nylander (Washington Capitals) Nylander has gained a reputation for being an excellent playmaker with top-notch vision. Due to a lack of production, Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau made the Swede a healthy scratch on more than one occasion this year. As it turned out, his season was disastrous with nine goals and 24 assists in 72 games for Washington. Here’s a guy who totaled 37 points in just 40 games of action last season. What exactly happened? Washington’s wealth of talent made it a rather easy decision to bench him during the frequent dry spells. Oddly enough, the Hartford Whaler draft pick refused to waive the no trade clause on his contract.

From The Hockey Writers Top 20 Disappointing Performances of the 2008/2009 NHL Season.
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