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10-23-2010, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by natey2k4 View Post
Right, because Picard has been the problem.

Last I checked he was a +3, with a blocked shot per game. Watching the games, he's been solid as hell. And he's only getting better and better. Kid is still just 25 too.
Here we go again with the mancrush...

Picard has served his team nowhere so far.

While Spacek hasn't had a start we were hoping for, he remains a better d-man than Picard, with a better upside. When Spacek brings his A-game, he's a great #3 d-man. When Picard brings his A-game, he's a borderline NHLer.

Picard will never be an NHL regular, and will be sent through waivers as soon as Markov is back. If it's not the case, he'll be the 7th d-man and O'Byrne will be sent elsewhere, or through waivers.

But actually playing Picard before a d-man who proved, not only in the past, but as soon as last season in the playoffs, that he was capable of being a great #3-#4 d-man, when Picard himself hasn't been capable of finding his niche anywhere in the NHL, is either blind loving or biased logic.

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