Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Louis Leblanc called up
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11-29-2011, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Waste of time. Leblanc on the 4th line will help him how?

"Come on over to Montreal and play 4 minutes with a couple of sub-par grinders and see how comfortable our bench is for the other 56 minutes." J. Martin

As Pacioretty so eloquently stated, it would be better to play on the top 6 in Hamilton to work on his game than to come to Montreal and play junk minutes with junk players on the 4th line.

If Leblanc is only brought here for precautionary reasons, why take him away from ice time in Hamilton? Move up Willsie as he is having a decent year and he is used to sitting in press boxes.

Gauthier and Martin never cease to amaze me with their strategic moves. They are too smart by half compared with any other NHL combination.
Or it could be just to give him a taste of the NHL life so he has something compare it too and be more ready when they expect him to play a full season. You know learn NHL practices, how players train in the NHL, the travel. Maybe also to see where he stands physically against NHLers, his speed. Give him a bit of taste of the speed of the game of the NHL with players in mid season form.

If you think a three game mini test is going to adversely affect him, you might as well write him off now as a bust.

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