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06-16-2004, 01:47 PM
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From what I have read on Picard he seems to be a very complete player, good skater with a nice shot who's not afraid to battle in the corners. I don't understand why he is considered only a fringe top 10 pick. What is the knock on his game? The only thing I have heard is his defense. Thanks for any help.

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He scores, has good size, is a ballsy player, and a good finishing touch. One knock I've heard on him is his skating. But I've heard contradicting reports on this aspect of his game. The consistant knock against him is that he has no defensive awareness. Of course the guy is a pure goal scorer. Some people rate him pretty high. Others don't. Perhaps it's simply because he plays in the Q. Overall I hear and read good things about him.

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I like this player alot, he's not getting the respect he should and will end up being this years version of Getzlaf. I'd say he goes anywhere from 9-15.

Some don't like his hunched over skating style, but i don't think that its a big deal. He gets to where he's going in a hurry and thats good enough for me.


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I consider him the 5th most enticing forward in the draft, behind Ovechkin, Malkin, Olesz, and Ladd. I have him 7th on my "Official Uninformed Draft List", which means, of course, that we won't get him unless he falls really far or we trade up or down.

Edit to say: . . . assuming they go by my list, of course.

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It tough to get out of the shadow of Capt. Kirk, the man was a legend.

Picard will be fine.

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I dont think people got your joke Davisian

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Whatever space geek...

after Kirk and crew left the scene, it's never been the same. Picard or no Picard.

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after Kirk and crew left the scene, it's never been the same. Picard or no Picard.
I don't know, Sisko did a good job with Deep Space Nine though what followed was just down right horrible.

Picard is talented but that hunched, leaning over skating style scares me when I think of Lindros doing the same thing and ending up in lala land.

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Sounds a bit like Brendl too...

guy skating with his stick stuck to the ground hoping for a shot. When the action goes the other way, it's anybody's guess what he'll do. I know zero about Picard, but he sounding like a Brendl lite.

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guy skating with his stick stuck to the ground hoping for a shot. When the action goes the other way, it's anybody's guess what he'll do. I know zero about Picard, but he sounding like a Brendl lite.
Nah, not at all. He's a great forechecker and is always working. Tell ya the truth, i wouldn't mind trading down for picks/players and grab him if Ladd/Olesz/Thelen were off the board.

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Picard actually has good defensive awareness. Real solid all around player who just kept contributing all season and into the PO's. I think it's because he plays in the Q, that most people haven't talked about him but I think NHL teams know he is real good.

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he is a bit raw and doesnt really have one spectacular area. He's a guy who can a little of everything but nothing on a really "elite" level.

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I dont think people got your joke Davisian
Hey now I got it. I love Star Trek. Well at least the original and TNG. Somewhere in the middle of DS9 I began to lose interest.

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I heard contradictory reposts about his defensive play.

What exactly is a "hunched skating"? Who in the NHL has that? Does it make him slower and less agile?

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I heard contradictory reposts about his defensive play.

What exactly is a "hunched skating"? Who in the NHL has that? Does it make him slower and less agile?
Daniel Gonaue used tohave a "hunched stlye" I think. Alsoe I would say Gretzkys skating style was slighlty hunched, goofy.

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It basically means he isn't pretty to watch or an exceptional skater but it gets the job done.

Gretzky is the best player to use it. He was never a pretty skater or ever really fast, but he was slippery and somehow he got it done.

If I were to compare it to anything i'd say Picard looks like one of the bubble hockey players from the games made famous in the good ol' days.

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Hey now I got it. I love Star Trek. Well at least the original and TNG. Somewhere in the middle of DS9 I began to lose interest.
Likewise. Although for some strange reason, I kind of like the new one as well.

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Likewise. Although for some strange reason, I kind of like the new one as well.
Hey, I want him in the organization for that reason alone

I've been watching DS9 for the first time since it was originally on (it's on exclusively now at SpikeTV) and the writing is/was amazingly good.

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Hey, I want him in the organization for that reason alone

I've been watching DS9 for the first time since it was originally on (it's on exclusively now at SpikeTV) and the writing is/was amazingly good.
Wait till they get into the final 2-3 seasons of it. There are a few awesome fleet battles.

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Wait till they get into the final 2-3 seasons of it. There are a few awesome fleet battles.
I did watch the whole thing when it was originally on--that's the only reason I can survive the episodes with Louise Fletcher's character (who I would nominate for best villain in the Star Trek universe). Only thing is Spike isn't running them in order--they seemed to have skipped most of the 2nd season. I can't wait for Ben to shave it all off (again), finally. Some men are just not meant to have hair!

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