Thread: News Article: Leblanc's struggles in Hamilton
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01-13-2013, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JGRB View Post
Many on this board, myself included feel that the fact the draft was in Montreal that season and the crowd was chanting Leblanc's name put unnecessary pressure on the club to select him. As for 2006, it goes without saying. Aside from those two seasons, I think our organization has done a terrific job at the draft podium though.
Two things...

1) I was at the draft, and no one was chanting his name until after he was picked.

2) You can rest assured that Timmins and co. had their list drawn up well before sitting down at the draft table, and I seriously doubt they would have been swayed to switch up their order based on the crowd on that day.

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