Louis Leblanc called up
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02-01-2012, 04:44 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montreal, PQ
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I don't think it's too healthy for Leblanc's career the call up today. I am against rushing youngsters, especially in hard times.
Meh. Unless they keep him up I don't see it becoming Turris 2.0
If they're keeping him up for the season that's crazy.
Even though I like what I've seen so far it does seem they're rushing him. It might be a situation where 2 vets are getting dealt at deadline, last nights game sealed it (hypothetical) and the org feels Louis is ready and would benefit more from NHL time versus AHL time at this point. Plus it may just so happen that in less than 30 days he's #9 on the offensive depth chart.
If Moen and Kostitsyn get traded for example... Who plays on the 3rd line with Lars Eller? Blunden and Noke? Come on, with Gionta injured we'd need Leblanc. Palushaj hasn't been as good as Leblanc has been at the NHL level thus far. Leblanc seems to have seamlessly adapted to the AHL. Maybe he can do the same with the NHL. Even PK required a full season of AHL but forwards are often quicker to develop.
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