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06-09-2009, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by waffledave View Post
So is Leblanc the guy who, if we pass over him at 18, the media will whine about for months? Like, on 110% they'll cry about it over and over like they did with Esposito?

You know, they'll have a little montage of Leblanc and then show Gainey saying "the Habs draft..." and get some super terrible english-accent voiceover saying "RY-UNNN MUC-DUNNN AAAAAA??????????"

Like that?
Doubtful. Esposito caused such a stir because he was at one point considered a top-3/5 pick. He also had a fair amount of success in the Q with the Remparts who won the memorial cup, and made the press before even playing a game by holding the US College route over potential drafters, making it clear he would only play for a team he approved of. Leblanc shunned the Q to go play in the USHL, has sort of come out of nowhere, and is headed to Harvard next year. Even the RDS clips had nothing special of him, just some shoddy skating and some ambiguous interview with Timmins.

This is too solid a draft for the Quebec "issue" to come into play. Hopefully all media outlets see it that way.

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