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05-28-2013, 09:32 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
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This kind of reminds me of the situation Pacioretty was in 3 short years ago. Everybody thought was going to be a bust. Now look at him.
Exactly, most fans can't grasp that just about every player in the NHL will have setbacks or a down year at some point in their career. The real test is how that player bounces back. Pacioretty is a perfect example, in 09-10 at 21 he also had a year to forget and only scored 5 goals in 70 combined games AHL and NHL, the yaer after he got back on track with a great year, 31 combined goals in 64 games.
LeBlanc played half the year in the NHL at 20 last year and didn't look out of place, if he can have a good start and get things back on the rails, no reason to think he can't be a top 9 guy in a year or two.
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