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06-12-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Wandering Maroon View Post
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.
Somehow I think the whole 'guys drafted behind him aren't doing well' argument isn't a wise one to make.

Maybe the injury wrecked him. Maybe he was never that great to begin with. I hope he turns it around but at this point I have no expectations on anything from him. I learned that lesson with David Fischer...

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