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05-28-2010, 10:16 PM
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Hamilton? I rather he stay in the NCAA. I'm hoping he meant the Q.
And what's wrong with Hamilton again? They only dominated the league this year

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I agree, I think this might be a bit too premature a departure. Not saying Harvard was the best place for him to develop, but still, I hope this doesn't turn out like Max Pac v.2
The only way this'll be a 'Max Pac v.2' is if the Habs foolishly call him up after he has a decent quarter season in the AHL and keep him in the NHL for almost 100 games playing 3rd and 4th line minutes + he gets injury issues.

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And what's wrong with Hamilton again? They only dominated the league this year
They're already stacked so he won't get that much icetime. I want Leblanc to get a little junior experience to dominate and be the key player. There's no need to rush him...he's junior eligible so lets take advantage of it.

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05-28-2010, 10:32 PM
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They're already stacked so he won't get that much icetime. I want Leblanc to get a little junior experience to dominate and be the key player. There's no need to rush him...he's junior eligible so lets take advantage of it.
Aren't the Bulldogs there to develop our highly touted draft picks? He can learn a lot in the AHL, more than in the Q imo. He might not be the 'Dogs 1st line C from the get-go but he will get valuable experience under Boucher.

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05-28-2010, 10:46 PM
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They're already stacked so he won't get that much icetime. I want Leblanc to get a little junior experience to dominate and be the key player. There's no need to rush him...he's junior eligible so lets take advantage of it.
3rd line duties are the best way to learn. If he works hard, he'll get promotions to the 2nd line and maybe even 1st line.

With Harvard, he pretty much plays against lesser opponents for 30 games in a crappy system.

I don't think he wants to play in the Q.

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05-28-2010, 10:53 PM
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Can he even play in the ahl? i though underage canadians must play in the chl if they are eligable

or does that only apply to people who already play in the chl

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Leblanc

He should stay at least 2 more years at Harvard to gain weight and to gain maturity. Why leave so early especially if he is at Harvard. It`s not everyday you get a chance to go to Harvard. Education is very important. paciority should have stayed an additional year in college. On another note, I hope the Habs did not make the mistake of drafting Leblanc instead of Jordan Caron. Future will tell us.

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He should stay at least 2 more years at Harvard to gain weight and to gain maturity. Why leave so early especially if he is at Harvard. It`s not everyday you get a chance to go to Harvard. Education is very important. paciority should have stayed an additional year in college. On another note, I hope the Habs did not make the mistake of drafting Leblanc instead of Jordan Caron. Future will tell us.
After one year he can go back anytime in his life, dont worry. why can't he gain weight playing in Hamilton and under the eye of Guy Boucher (god I hope he stays). I'd much rather have him play there than harvard. I just hope if hes having an awesome year the habs don't call him up. Please give him 2 full years down there.

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05-28-2010, 11:04 PM
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who care he if leave Harvard now ? he can return there whenever he wants

would prefer if he went to the Q but would see in september (only speculation so far)

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We will have the answers to our questions next week at the camp, i beleive...

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I pray this is true. Prep schools are the worst for developing players.
...don't know where to begin

players who went through prep school at some point in their career

-Jonathan Toews
-Sidney Crosby
-Joe Pavelski
-Brian Gionta
-TJ Oshie
-Zack Parise
-thomas vanek
-Kyle Okposo
-David Backes
-Ryan Malone
-Keith Yandle

clearly their the worst at developping prospect

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Since he is NCAA he can play AHL, but in the best interest of his career I would think the Habs would rather him be dominate in the Q, and not a 3rd to 4th liner in the AHL. He has one year of NCAA and another of US Junior Hockey which is what a step above Junior B?

He needs to be the man at some point if he wants to be the man later.

Q bound, or back to Havard...or another NCAA transfer.

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05-28-2010, 11:23 PM
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...don't know where to begin

players who went through prep school at some point in their career

-Jonathan Toews
-Sidney Crosby
-Joe Pavelski
-Brian Gionta
-TJ Oshie
-Zack Parise
-thomas vanek
-Kyle Okposo
-David Backes
-Ryan Malone
-Keith Yandle
Leblanc went to a University in the NCAA and played in the US Junior League, he never played Shawtuck or anything like that, as Crosby did.

You are mixing Crosby up with NCAA.

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05-28-2010, 11:26 PM
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Can he even play in the ahl? i though underage canadians must play in the chl if they are eligable

or does that only apply to people who already play in the chl
you have to be 20 to play in the AHL.

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Leblanc went to a University in the NCAA and played in the US Junior League, he never played Shawtuck or anything like that, as Crosby did.

You are mixing Crosby up with NCAA.
i quote someone saying the prep school is the worst developpement league in a leblanc thread...i tough prep / ushl was the same thing for him

and yes Crosby played prep school hockey at shattuck st-mary 2 years before going to Rimouski

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you have to be 20 to play in the AHL.
if your draft in the nhl as a "non-chler" like Leblanc was so yes he can play as a 19yo

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05-28-2010, 11:57 PM
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I think he is saying Patches left too early, Montreal should have told him to stay for his Sophomore year at least and then do a year or two in the AHL.
Had Pacioretty spend a full year in the AHL, and part of this season, he would've been all right and we could hope for him to be ready and step in the lineup next season.

Dig up my posts, I just completely disliked this decision... from day 1.

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Hamilton? I rather he stay in the NCAA. I'm hoping he meant the Q.
Yeah, because playing 30 games a year sure is great for a young man to improve at hockey.

I'd rather him rush a little bit down there in the AHL for one year, and then start improving. He'll learn much more than he would while playing a 30 games in a weak division.

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05-29-2010, 12:18 AM
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It would be awesome if he would go in the Q...but not with Chicoutimi. It would be awesome if Le Junior de Montréal would be able to trade for his rights and get him to play there. Avstin could be there, and Philippe Lefevbre will play there next season.

Not sure about the AHL though. Maybe it would be too soon. I'm not sold on another year at Harvard too...

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05-29-2010, 12:26 AM
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He shouldn't leave Havard......

I really don't want to be a dick , but I don't feel him at all.I believe he will be an other timmins's first round bust.
I personally don't think Timmins wanted to draft him... which might actually be a good thing.

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05-29-2010, 07:13 AM
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Jesus people let him develop in a weak league doesn't matter, as long as the org doesn't call him up, we managed to develop a gem in subban we have a first rounder with skill let him develop slowly

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3rd line duties are the best way to learn. If he works hard, he'll get promotions to the 2nd line and maybe even 1st line.

With Harvard, he pretty much plays against lesser opponents for 30 games in a crappy system.

I don't think he wants to play in the Q.
I agree, he already refused to play in the Q to go to NCAA before, pretty sure he did not change his mind, he will go to the AHL for maybe one full season unless he develop really fast.

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05-29-2010, 07:52 AM
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So much factual errors in this thread in only 74 posts, wow!

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That was the plan all along. He wanted to go to Harvard for a year to be eligible to go back there whenever he pleased. After one year in Harvard he said he'd go to the AHL or Canadiens if they saw fit. I don't think the CHL was ever an option anyone mentioned.

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Tgmb -

Mathias Brunet to the rescue

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/sports/hoc...7_accueil_POS2

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I'd rather he stay another year NCAA and have a dominant year...Pacioretty looks like he should have stayed another year. I would have a kid stay NCAA until he rips it up and has nothing further to prove, I don't think Leblanc is at a point where he's dominated NCAA.

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I do too, I never liked the pick from the beginning. If he pans out I will gladly eat some grow, but I think picking Louis was a huge mistake.
I agree also. Could not make WJC, not dominant in a weak NCAA division,and you should be at his pick level, even first year.

I think Habs non hocky ops pressured Timmins on this one.

I will gladly eat crow too if I'm wrong, , but I've a really bad feeling about this guy.

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I'd rather he stay another year NCAA and have a dominant year...Pacioretty looks like he should have stayed another year. I would have a kid stay NCAA until he rips it up and has nothing further to prove, I don't think Leblanc is at a point where he's dominated NCAA.
well imo I'd rather he play in the Q for a season or two and get some actual opposition against him. I know Timmins and Gainey weren't thrilled that he was going to harvard, because the competition there is very weak.

Accroding to the Mattias Brunet Article he will be going to Chicoutimi, or he might be. Better than jumping to the AHL, and better than staying at Harvard. Good development move for Leblanc, imo.

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