49 games in the NHL and he's a bust? Could it be that he could flourish in another system?
People are way too quick to judge.
1. His point totals in the AHL were declining year to year.
2. He was drafted 4 years ago. The Blue Jackets have had lots of time to evaluate him and Picard has had plenty of time to prove his worth.
3. You can play 0 games in the NHL and be a bust. In fact, they're closely related. He didn't deserve to play that much, even.
4. Usually you think of busts in the eyes of the team drafting him.
In light of the John Mitchell (and possible Antropov) injury tonight, the Maple Leafs may have a few open spots and I wouldn't mind them taking a look at this guy to fill one. If Mitchell gets placed on the IR, it gives the Leafs basically a 10 game trial to see what Picard can bring. If he's worth keeping around the Leafs could probably have enough time to move a defenceman to make room for the return of mitchell. If he's not worth keeping around we put him back on waivers and if not picked up, he gets some needed AHL time.
haha, Doug Maclean wasnt the best drafter, or best anything. in Fact he was the worst everything. Good thing Nash is good, and Pazzy, Klesla have been solid. But the real deal is now with Brassard and Voracek. so we are about 50/50 with the clubs 1st round picks.
That would be funny. Imagine Alex Picard assisting Alex Picard
That would require him scoring a point and doubling his career tally honestly the guy makes Andrew Peters look like a scoring machine. If he wasn't a former #8 overall no one would consider picking him up.