Thread: Louis Leblanc?
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05-28-2013, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Kyosuke View Post
Have any of you seen LL play? What he needs to improve the most is his skating style and speed, the Men' league is just too fast for him to keep up in. His lack of physical presence doesn't help his cause either since he doesn't possess any sort of exceptional talent. He has a smart head on his shoulders and makes calm and safe decisions. It is probably not what our scouting team intended, but to salvage LL he'd likely find himself in a 3rd-4th line position if he ever dreams of cracking the NHL. The kids still young and who knows what he can improve or how his hockey sense and awareness will grow; but for now he's a longshot from cracking our roster and many other rookies in our system would probably get the nod over him.
He's been in some high visibility situations - the WJC and his stint with the Habs - and many posters here watch at least a few Hamilton games per year, while a handful watch every game. I think most are familiar with Leblanc. Not that everyone will agree about a player's strengths and weaknesses, of course, even when watching the same games. IMO his skating is fine, good even. It's more the speed at which he thinks the game that holds him back.

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