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07-06-2012, 08:11 PM
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Frankc
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Originally Posted by Neutrino View Post
When Plek gets older and his production starts to decline, he'll probably make a great shutdown center for many years...

This is how I hope it turns out :

1st -> Galchenyuk (elite centerman)

2nd -> Eller (two-way threat)

3rd -> Plekanec (shutdown guy)

4th -> Leblanc (defensive specialist)*

*could be turned into a winger but would fit that role perfectly if he doesn't pan out offensively.

I would be more than surprise if Leblanc end up being a 4th Liner.
He did great and show good offensive flashes last season. People tend to forget that he was injured at the end of 2011 season and had surgery. I'm pretty sure during this summer he'll get extra pounds and will be stronger and get better. 10 pts in 41 games isn't that bad. Eller, being 1 year older, had 17 pts in 77 games while MaxPac at the same age had 11 pts in 34 games.

I just hope Leblanc will start the season in Hamilton this year as the 1rst center or winger on 1rst line. He would certainly improve faster than playing on 3rd line in Montreal.

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