Don't give up on Leblanc
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06-07-2013, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
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Just comparing Leblanc to guys who were taken near his draft position:
NHL Totals Gms G A Pts PIM
18 Montreal Louis Leblanc 42 5 5 10 28
19 NY Rangers Chris Kreider C 23 2 1 3 6
20 New Jersey Jacob Josefson 91 6 16 22 14
22 Vancouver Jordan Schroeder 31 3 6 9 4
24 Washington Marcus Johansson 183 33 62 95 22
25 Boston Jordan Caron 88 11 14 25 24
26 Anaheim Kyle Palmieri 70 15 14 29 15
27 Carolina Philippe Paradis No Games
29 Tampa Bay Carter Ashton 15 0 0 0 13
Outside of Johansson, none of the other players stand out. Kreider and Palmieri have shown flashes and Caron is sitting on the bench with Boston.
I saw a game in the Q - Montreal vs. Shawinigan Leblanc vs. Bournival and LL was on fire. (Bournival was 1st star) He can play great two-way hockey and can be a 2nd line player in 2-3 years.
He's only 22.
I just don't get your point. You say : don't give up on him because all the other players drafted drafted near his spot all suck. Well, that's flawed logic to start with, you can't prove your point with an argument that's irrelevant about your premise.
Besides, he's already 22 and hasn't made a minor impact in the minors, which is rarely a good sign.
Now, look at he fact that we drafted many other prospects that leaped him the the depth chart and we'll likely have a few more this year, it's getting harder and harder to see him as a regular for us in the future.
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