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How have other No. 1 picks fared?

Updated: December 1, 2005, 2:33 AM ET
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We would never compare Joe Thornton to Alexandre Daigle -- they are two different kinds of players and Big Joe has a better all-around game.

But Wednesday night had us thinking ... how have other No. 1 draft picks fared in the NHL?

We thought a good starting point would be since the Bruins selected Thornton with the top overall pick in 1997. Some have said that Thornton didn't live up to expectations. How about these other No. 1s?

1998 -- Tampa Bay Lightning select Vincent ...

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