Thread: Louis Leblanc?
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05-28-2013, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SlimDiggity View Post
Let's not forget Leblanc's impressive WJC performance, where he and Couturier were Canada's most effective 2-way forwards and about the only two who showed up for that Gold medal game...

He's not going to put up insane numbers in the AHL, especially not with the guys he played with this year. He will need to be evaluated and promoted based on his defensive play and overall impact on the game. I can see a bounce back year with some time in the NHL in 2013-14.
For sure no one should expect insane numbers from last season... but when so many of his teammates outscore LL, there's a problem. Galchenyuk, Gallagher and Dumont (though Dumont is a bit older) have clearly passed him on the depth chart. Probably Bournival as well. Holland is close. Every time a younger player moves ahead, LL gets further from a big league job.

Originally Posted by RyanBostonRedsox View Post
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.
One thing about Pacioretty, even when he wasn't scoring, he was getting a ton of shots. Same thing with Gallagher at the beginning of the year.

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