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02-17-2007, 03:56 PM
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Alexandre Picard

Give it up to him, this kid is the real deal

- Hitting
- Fighting
- Protecting his teammates
- Extremely poised
- Great shot from the point
- Good offensive instincts
- Knows how to play defense


By far the best thing to happen for us this season. I was thrilled with his game today vs. the Rangers

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02-17-2007, 04:02 PM
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Give it up to him, this kid is the real deal

- Hitting
- Fighting
- Protecting his teammates
- Extremely poised
- Great shot from the point
- Good offensive instincts
- Knows how to play defense


By far the best thing to happen for us this season. I was thrilled with his game today vs. the Rangers
He's getting better by the month. Was he part of that great draft class that landed us Carter and Richards?

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02-17-2007, 04:03 PM
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He's getting better by the month. Was he part of that great draft class that landed us Carter and Richards?
I'm pretty sure he was the year after.

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02-17-2007, 04:07 PM
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Those 3 hits on Avery on the same shift made him so much more awesome

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Picard has had a good season, just hope he keeps it up next season.

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Yeah, he did well today.

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Those 3 hits on Avery on the same shift made him so much more awesome
Avery was abused all game, it was great.

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I'm pretty sure he was the year after.
Nope. Him and Potulny were both drafted in the same year as Carter and Richards.

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02-17-2007, 04:19 PM
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Give it up to him, this kid is the real deal

- Hitting
- Fighting
- Protecting his teammates
- Extremely poised
- Great shot from the point
- Good offensive instincts
- Knows how to play defense


By far the best thing to happen for us this season. I was thrilled with his game today vs. the Rangers
he is the real deal but not because of his fighting, he got it taken to him today. He did the right thing today. fighting should never be mentioned as a dimension of his game. would have liked to see joni at least assert himself a little and maybe at least have a hugging match instead of turning away.

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he is the real deal but not because of his fighting, he got it taken to him today. He did the right thing today. fighting should never be mentioned as a dimension of his game. would have liked to see joni at least assert himself a little and maybe at least have a hugging match instead of turning away.
Whether he's a fighter or not isn't the point. The fact that he was willing to do something like that speaks volumes to his character. In the beginning of the season my concern with him was that he was soft. Not the case.

And sure, he lost the fight but he held his own. He was able to cut Ward, too.

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oh

he is the real deal. oh yah our defense is going to improve a lot, since the buffalo series.

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Nope. Him and Potulny were both drafted in the same year as Carter and Richards.
Really... hmm, apparently I've caught the memory lapse bug from Storm!

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well according to a Rangers writer...


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Near the end of the game Aaron Ward appeared to have just hurt his hand in a fight with a guy wearing a visor, who had all of 4 PIMs on the year in 43 games (Picard). The altercation took place after Ryan Hollweg tried to fight with an unwilling Joni Pitkanen.

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02-17-2007, 04:39 PM
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Good fight and Picard sure played some good D in the game. Is he only 21?

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well according to a Rangers writer...
Well that's just flat out wrong. You could see the cut next to his next eye, clear as day.

Anyway, agree on Picard. I've been very high on him for a few years and I think he's going to be a very very good defenseman for us. I'm pretty happy with Pitkanen-Parent-Picard for the future as the foundation for this defense.

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well according to a Rangers writer...
Nothing wrong with that. Ward wanted a fight, Picard wasn't looking for one. It's not a rule that you have to remove your helmet, visor or not, only if you start the fight.

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well according to a Rangers writer...
Wow, that's pretty amazing. Didn't realize Picard only had 4 PIMs up to this point. That's quite impressive for a 21 year old defenseman.

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I gained some respect for Alex today. I don't think he should ever willingly fight again, because it was pretty embarassing, but the effort and frame of mind is what counts.

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I'm pretty sure he was the year after.
It was the same year. The Flyers had no second round picks that year and had three third rounders. The first third round choice was Colin Fraser, the second was either Picard or Rick Kozak (what good choice that was......lol)

EDIT: The draft the year after was the draft in which we chose Rob "I'm not going to amount to anything worth while" Bellamy with the 93rd choice.

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Whats Picards strength? I mean what made him a 3rd round pick?

He skates pretty bad for a 3rd round pick, and can't really move the puck either.

I can't see the envisioned role for him in the NHL? I mean on a normal blueline, what role would he fill?

I guess its possible he might find a role as a 7th D, beeing able to do a bit of everything, but thoose kids with that kind of potential are rarely picked in the 3rd round.

Anyway, just wondering if I am missing something about his game?

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Whats Picards strength? I mean what made him a 3rd round pick?

He skates pretty bad for a 3rd round pick, and can't really move the puck either.

I can't see the envisioned role for him in the NHL? I mean on a normal blueline, what role would he fill?

I guess its possible he might find a role as a 7th D, beeing able to do a bit of everything, but thoose kids with that kind of potential are rarely picked in the 3rd round.

Anyway, just wondering if I am missing something about his game?
well, that wins for ignorant post of the day. thanks for playing.

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Whats Picards strength? I mean what made him a 3rd round pick?

He skates pretty bad for a 3rd round pick, and can't really move the puck either.

I can't see the envisioned role for him in the NHL? I mean on a normal blueline, what role would he fill?

I guess its possible he might find a role as a 7th D, beeing able to do a bit of everything, but thoose kids with that kind of potential are rarely picked in the 3rd round.

Anyway, just wondering if I am missing something about his game?
Have you seen Eric Desjardins play? What was his role? He was just flat out a good defensemen, he didnt fill any role. I'm not sure where this thought that Picard needs to fill some specific role comes from, but its asinine. He's going to be a steady second pairing player for years.

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Whats Picards strength? I mean what made him a 3rd round pick?

He skates pretty bad for a 3rd round pick, and can't really move the puck either.

I can't see the envisioned role for him in the NHL? I mean on a normal blueline, what role would he fill?

I guess its possible he might find a role as a 7th D, beeing able to do a bit of everything, but thoose kids with that kind of potential are rarely picked in the 3rd round.

Anyway, just wondering if I am missing something about his game?
You seem to miss a lot of things. Look at the first post and you'll see why he was picked in the third round of an incredibly strong draft.


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Whats Picards strength? I mean what made him a 3rd round pick?

He skates pretty bad for a 3rd round pick, and can't really move the puck either.

I can't see the envisioned role for him in the NHL? I mean on a normal blueline, what role would he fill?

I guess its possible he might find a role as a 7th D, beeing able to do a bit of everything, but thoose kids with that kind of potential are rarely picked in the 3rd round.

Anyway, just wondering if I am missing something about his game?
You're missing something alright, it's called eye sight.

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You seem to miss a lot of things. Look at the first post and you'll see why he was picked in the third round of an incredibly weak draft.
You mean incredibly strong draft, right?

The Flyers actually had 5 picks in the 3rd round in 2003. They selected Frasier, Picard, Ruzicka, Potulny, and Kozak.

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