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04-20-2011, 11:05 AM
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Would there be a reason why he couldn't join?

I mean, he'll be with the Dogs next year anyway. Better give him healthy AHL minutes rather than crappy NHL minutes. So he better get there and get to know the team and the coaches early.

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04-20-2011, 11:13 AM
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From the descriptions here, he sounds like a Mike Fisher type of player. An elite third line center, an OK second liner, but an ineffective first-liner center. At his prime, he's going to be a gritty 45-55 point center with ~20 goals. That seems to be a realistic expectation.

Mike Fisher (from TSN)

Year Team League GP G A PTS +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG PIM Shots PCT Hits
2010-11 Total Ott/Nas NHL 82 19 17 36 -17 4 10 0 0 2 43 192 9.90 135
2009-10 Ottawa NHL 79 25 28 53 1 10 3 0 2 6 59 212 11.79 -
2008-09 Ottawa NHL 78 13 19 32 0 1 5 2 0 3 66 182 7.14 -
2007-08 Ottawa NHL 79 23 24 47 -10 6 1 2 3 4 82 215 10.70 -
2006-07 Ottawa NHL 68 22 26 48 15 7 5 2 2 3 41 193 11.40 -
2005-06 Ottawa NHL 68 22 22 44 23 2 7 4 3 3 64 150 14.67 -

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04-20-2011, 11:44 AM
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From the descriptions here, he sounds like a Mike Fisher type of player. An elite third line center, an OK second liner, but an ineffective first-liner center. At his prime, he's going to be a gritty 45-55 point center with ~20 goals. That seems to be a realistic expectation.

Mike Fisher (from TSN)

Year Team League GP G A PTS +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG PIM Shots PCT Hits
2010-11 Total Ott/Nas NHL 82 19 17 36 -17 4 10 0 0 2 43 192 9.90 135
2009-10 Ottawa NHL 79 25 28 53 1 10 3 0 2 6 59 212 11.79 -
2008-09 Ottawa NHL 78 13 19 32 0 1 5 2 0 3 66 182 7.14 -
2007-08 Ottawa NHL 79 23 24 47 -10 6 1 2 3 4 82 215 10.70 -
2006-07 Ottawa NHL 68 22 26 48 15 7 5 2 2 3 41 193 11.40 -
2005-06 Ottawa NHL 68 22 22 44 23 2 7 4 3 3 64 150 14.67 -

i have no clue on how he will be in the nhl. But if he can play in a third line role (meaning his cap hit would be manageable) and produce 20 goals then ill be happy with that.

I will note the obvious from what i saw from him in the wjc: He battles good along the board and kind of like jack of all trades on the ice. If he wants to win battles on the boards he will need to get stronger. So gym time will be important for him in the next years.

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04-20-2011, 12:01 PM
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Would there be a reason why he couldn't join?

I mean, he'll be with the Dogs next year anyway. Better give him healthy AHL minutes rather than crappy NHL minutes. So he better get there and get to know the team and the coaches early.
Habs brass is maybe not satisfied with his season and Leroux said his shoulder was still injured the other day.. Maybe its better for Louis to rest and come back stronger next camp..

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04-22-2011, 09:18 PM
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Louis Leblanc ?

So how many teams have 18 and 19 yr olds in their lineup ? I thought he looked good in pre-season. I would bypass the Bulldogs with this guy and give him a game in the show. We need a guy with a quick hard shot from the slot IMO. We need a shot of energy after last night......But I sure believe we can get it done......GO HABS !!!!

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04-22-2011, 09:26 PM
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AHLers have been brought up during the playoffs, not sure anyone has been brought up straight from the juniors. Very doubtful.

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04-22-2011, 09:27 PM
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So how many teams have 18 and 19 yr olds in their lineup ? I thought he looked good in pre-season. I would bypass the Bulldogs with this guy and give him a game in the show. We need a guy with a quick hard shot from the slot IMO. We need a shot of energy after last night......But I sure believe we can get it done......GO HABS !!!!
NHL playoff games are not like a shootout, with the scoring opportunity presented on a silver platter.

NHL playoff games are a war of inches, and every player must not only make space for himself, but also take away time and space from the opponents through a total commitment to positional play and accurate execution.

It is totally unfair and unrealistic to expect a player to come out of Junior and be able to magically find himself in the slot with the puck and able to deliver that quick hard shot we know he has.

Meanwhile, it is almost a certainty that Leblanc will not be ready for the defensive, positional side of things if thrust into the playoffs today. Even Ryan White and David Desharnais can only play limited minutes, even after 3 years in the AHL.

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04-22-2011, 09:32 PM
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NHL playoff games are not like a shootout, with the scoring opportunity presented on a silver platter.

NHL playoff games are a war of inches, and every player must not only make space for himself, but also take away time and space from the opponents through a total commitment to positional play and accurate execution.

It is totally unfair and unrealistic to expect a player to come out of Junior and be able to magically find himself in the slot with the puck and able to deliver that quick hard shot we know he has.

Meanwhile, it is almost a certainty that Leblanc will not be ready for the defensive, positional side of things if thrust into the playoffs today. Even Ryan White and David Desharnais can only play limited minutes, even after 3 years in the AHL.
I guess you`re right....Can`t wait for his arrival though. Habs have been famous(in the past) for bringing up an unknown to totally blow the other team away....And I mean in shock value but contributes.

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04-22-2011, 09:34 PM
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Well I think Leblanc is at the very least one full AHL season away from been ready to play in the NHL.

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04-22-2011, 09:42 PM
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Well I think Leblanc is at the very least one full AHL season away from been ready to play in the NHL.
I'm expecting a disappointment (in comparison to junior numbers), but hey, expect the unexpected

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I'm expecting a disappointment (in comparison to junior numbers), but hey, expect the unexpected
Well I would be very pleased with about the same of what Eller got in his first season (57 pts in 70 games) and I think it's possible for Leblanc to do it, if they give him the ice time and the teamates.

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04-22-2011, 11:25 PM
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Well I would be very pleased with about the same of what Eller got in his first season (57 pts in 70 games) and I think it's possible for Leblanc to do it, if they give him the ice time and the teamates.
SERIOUSLY ? I didn`t realize that.......

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04-22-2011, 11:38 PM
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I guess you`re right....Can`t wait for his arrival though. Habs have been famous(in the past) for bringing up an unknown to totally blow the other team away....And I mean in shock value but contributes.
Please name some of these players, because I can't think of any.

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04-23-2011, 12:16 AM
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Please name some of these players, because I can't think of any.
He did say ''in the past'' so I'm assuming this is many moons ago.

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He did say ''in the past'' so I'm assuming this is many moons ago.
I suppose, which why I was actually curious what he was referring to. 'In the past' could mean way back in the early 90's to the kids these days. ....

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AHLers have been brought up during the playoffs, not sure anyone has been brought up straight from the juniors. Very doubtful.
The only one I can remember on the Canadiens was Yvan Joly from the Ottawa 67s in the 1980 playoffs (yeah I'm that old).

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04-23-2011, 11:09 AM
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Leblanc should get the Pacioretty treatment.

Put him on the Dogs, bring him up when he's on top of his game, have him play ~10 games until he starts to be completely ineffective, send him down for the rest of the season and the next season while he puts up great numbers, then call him up in an injury situation and watch him grow into an NHLer in the NHL. Barring injuries, let him blow away the AHL while he's there for an extra season and he'll likely make the team in training camp in two years.

If Leblanc puts in all the effort and hard work needed to be a pro (reports and ex-teammates say he's one of the hardest-working guys around), the rest will come on its own.

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