Thread: Prospect Info: Habs Board 2012 Prospect Rankings #4
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06-27-2012, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Habs 4 Life View Post
The safer pick would be picking the guy that has 4th line potential

IMO this kind of poll is who has the most upside
Umm No, why would they be safer picks when they are 4th line players at best and AHL players at worst? Leblanc will be a 3rd line forward at worst but a top 6 player at best, he has already given a very very good indication of that.

We just drafted Collberg with the 33rd pick(Although I know Timmins rated him at a top 15 prospect). On top of all Leblac has done so far, Timmins had him as the 9th best player in the 2009 draft.

Again, I think Collberg has the potential to be a better offensive player than Leblanc. However, Leblanc isn't some talentless plug. He can scores goals too.

We tend to overrate our prospects soon after their draft, and then forget about them for the new bloods when they don't meet our expectations.

I am extremely excited about Collberg, but I'm astonished about how underrated Leblanc is on this board.

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