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12-19-2012, 10:34 AM
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Anyone else not excited about Leblanc? I wonder what role he thinks he could have in the NHL, because I'm not seeing anything that says he's a top prospect at this point. Or am I just poo-pooing on the kid for no reason?
I was never 'excited' about LL. But I saw potential as a Carbonneau lite, which is very good. Look at Guy's stats in junior, AHL:
1978-79 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 72 62 79 141
1979-80 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 72
72 110 182
1979-80 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL -- -- -- --
1980-81 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 78 35 53 88
1980-81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 1 1
1981-82 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 77 27 67 94
1982-83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 18 29 47
LL is capable of this AHL performance I think, with good wingers, and of course stats are not everything.
The exception though is Carbo's last Q year, which is phenomenal. Even if scoring was higher then. And he was groomed as a D centre on the Habs! Ah, those were the days. This is why I said LL is Carbo lite. Carbo was special.
My worry is that LL is not producing in the AHL as he should, but to be fair, I think injury has something to do with that, and crappy line mates.
But that is still no excuse. Carbo won a job on a fantastic Habs team, through shear guts and hustle, and yes, skill. I laugh at people making excuses for LL, stating that he is not being 'used properly'.
Further: The guy gets hurt every year, that is becoming worrying, very worrying.
I'm starting to think bust, mainly because of injury issues all the time, and I think, lack of size/strength and determination.
I know it's annoying, but in these boards I was never that high on LL, partly because I knew about players like Carbo. I hope the kid proves me wrong.
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