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.
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.
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.
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.
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!