Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Leblanc sent back to Hamilton...
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01-07-2012, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by goldglove View Post
it is just speculation ... why shawinigan would go the cup with only two overagers ? three possibilities:

1. kavanagh coming back from austria
2. Leblanc coming for the end of seasons(feb 15)
3. Free agent from USA or CHL
I think the problem is that you are only seeing this from the point of view of shawinigan. Obviously they would benefit greatly from getting Leblanc back. But Leblanc is habs property now, and the decision would be made from the habs point of view. And from their point of view, Leblanc has nothing else to learn in the Q. Sure, the memorial cup is only a few games, but why risk anything (like a late season injury)?

Look at it this way: the playing level of the two worst AHL teams playing against each other in a regular season game is higher than the memorial cup.

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