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09-01-2011, 12:31 PM
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What about Aaron Palushaj??
Should be traded.

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Should be traded.
Might be a mistake, the guy got a high level of skill, reminds me of Havlat. Especially if it's in the kind of lateral move we got him.

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Absolutely not. We have yet to find out if he'll be playing with Shawinigan or if his shoulder holds up and he heads over to Hamilton. He's still a few years away from making the team.

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I'm wondering if they plan training Leblanc as a center or as a winger. Two years in the AHL would be fine with me.

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Do you guys think he will make the Canadiens roster on opening night?
Zero chance of that happening unless most of our centers are injured or sick at the same time.

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What about Aaron Palushaj??
I think he will play more games with the Habs this up coming season then he did this past season. In what order that will be will likely depend on injuries.

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And from the young guns would you say in order for being called up first

Palushaj
Engqvist
Avtsin
Lefebvre
Kristo
Leblanc
I think Engqvist makes the team if they don't add anyone from now till the start of the season. As for callups, there's no real order. If Moen gets injured I could see them calling up Conboy or Blunden (if he's not on the team since he's waiver eligible) If they need a top 6 winger it could be Palushaj or Trotter, etc....

Kristo won't be under contract, Lefebvre has no chance of a call up and Avtsin would need to have most of our team injured before he got called up.

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Absolutely not. We have yet to find out if he'll be playing with Shawinigan or if his shoulder holds up and he heads over to Hamilton. He's still a few years away from making the team.
Leblanc is going to Hamilton, the only way he goes to the Cats if his shoulder falls off between now and the start of the season or things just go really really bad for him at camp. (like say he takes off his skate during a game and tries to cut people ala Happy Gilmore)

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I'm wondering if they plan training Leblanc as a center or as a winger. Two years in the AHL would be fine with me.
I would assume he will be a center in Hamilton but when he gets called up to the Habs he will play on the wing mostly.

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09-01-2011, 01:16 PM
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Lefebvre has no chance of being called up ever.
I don't know why but I found this really funny.

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And from the young guns would you say in order for being called up first

Palushaj
Engqvist
Avtsin
Lefebvre
Kristo
Leblanc
i would say Enggvist first. I dunno if White will sticks with the Habs at the begining of the season, but Engqvist defenitely have a shot on the 4th line center. Next in line are Palushaj, maybe Trotter?

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I dunno where i read that but some writer wrote that Leblanc was nothing more than another Max Lapierre, any words about it guys?

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I dunno where i read that but some writer wrote that Leblanc was nothing more than another Max Lapierre, any words about it guys?
Probably not as fast but way better hockey IQ, attitude, work ethic and also not a *********. I guess they both have their strength of the forecheck.

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If he's to play winger in Montréal, why not start now in Hamilton, so that in two years, he's used to it ?

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I dunno if White will sticks with the Habs at the begining of the season
White sticks with the Habs for sure, he would have to clear waivers to be sent down and there's no reason to risk it.

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I dunno where i read that but some writer wrote that Leblanc was nothing more than another Max Lapierre, any words about it guys?
It's true except Leblanc plays nothing like Lappierre in any way, other then that he's just like him.

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If he's to play winger in Montréal, why not start now in Hamilton, so that in two years, he's used to it ?
Because Hamilton has zero offensive centers, I mean none at all. Plus we don't know he's going to be a winger in the future, my guess is that when he gets a callup with the Habs, I could see him being used on the wing.

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Can't we just trade for an AHL career offensive center like Locke ? I think Leblanc's learning curve is more important than the success of the Bulldogs.

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Probably not as fast but way better hockey IQ, attitude, work ethic and also not a *********. I guess they both have their strength of the forecheck.
Actually I've read Leblanc's work ethic and attitude being questioned quite a bit..

He might end up being better than Lappy, but I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't. Have to wait a couple years and see I guess.

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White sticks with the Habs for sure, he would have to clear waivers to be sent down and there's no reason to risk it.



It's true except Leblanc plays nothing like Lappierre in any way, other then that he's just like him.



Because Hamilton has zero offensive centers, I mean none at all. Plus we don't know he's going to be a winger in the future, my guess is that when he gets a callup with the Habs, I could see him being used on the wing.
yup, the only real good center is Trotter.

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Actually I've read Leblanc's work ethic and attitude being questioned quite a bit..

He might end up being better than Lappy, but I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't. Have to wait a couple years and see I guess.
People questions his commitment to his hockey carreer as he puts a lot of effort towards his education and he has not really put a lot of weight since he's been drafted.

There's a lot of crap on what is being said on Leblanc. He's played for 4 different teams in the past 4 years and he's been the best player of all those teams.

His upside is definitely better than the third line player some people as him projecting to.

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Why should Palushaj be traded?

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Actually I've read Leblanc's work ethic and attitude being questioned quite a bit..

He might end up being better than Lappy, but I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't. Have to wait a couple years and see I guess.
about work ethic and attitude i read that somewhere too (1 article) but everything else i've read including former coaches interviews (Joel Bouchard+Ted Donato+Pascal Vincent) all say that work ethic is actually his best trait and he's a bit crazy in practices so they had to tell him to tone it down a notch in fear of injuring himself or teammates. P.Vincent said he had to force him to to take days off last year when he was injured

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about work ethic and attitude i read that somewhere too (1 article) but everything else i've read including former coaches interviews (Joel Bouchard+Ted Donato+Pascal Vincent) all say that work ethic is actually his best trait and he's a bit crazy in practices so they had to tell him to tone it down a notch in fear of injuring himself or teammates. P.Vincent said he had to force him to to take days off last year when he was injured
i think a lot of recent negative comments about Leblanc stem from his time in junior where he was playing with a major shoulder injury. When he was healthy at the start of the season he was very much a dominant junior player.

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yup, the only real good center is Trotter.
Trotter is really more of a LW these days.

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Can't we just trade for an AHL career offensive center like Locke ? I think Leblanc's learning curve is more important than the success of the Bulldogs.
Because they are loaded on the wings, unless they move Trotter to center. Plus who's to say his learning curve would be impacted by playing center, since we don't know for sure he will end up a winger.

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Actually I've read Leblanc's work ethic and attitude being questioned quite a bit.
Have heard very good things about his work ethic.

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yup, the only real good center is Trotter.
Trotter played LW in Hamilton so I assume that's where he'll be. Plus if say Trotter, Nattinen and Masse were 3 of the 4 centers, the Dogs would have the slowest centers in the league.

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i think a lot of recent negative comments about Leblanc stem from his time in junior where he was playing with a major shoulder injury. When he was healthy at the start of the season he was very much a dominant junior player.
The negative comments are not recent. They started the moment the Habs selected him. Everyone's an expert, everyone's a scout. It seems for some of our fanbase, they would rather Leblanc fail.

Must be the same group that went emo when Halak was traded and Price was kept. Where are those fair-weather fans nowadays.

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Actually I've read Leblanc's work ethic and attitude being questioned quite a bit..

He might end up being better than Lappy, but I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't. Have to wait a couple years and see I guess.
Please provide a link if you are going to make such statements. All I ever read is the opposite, hard worker hates to lose.

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More like

Engqvist
Trotter
Palushaj
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Leblanc
This is very shallow. Engqvist is at best a 4th liner.

Last year, we could call Pax, White and Desharnais. Few years ago, SK, Grabo or D'Agostini. Before that, Plek, AK or Perezhogin.

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This is very shallow. Engqvist is at best a 4th liner.

Last year, we could call Pax, White and Desharnais. Few years ago, SK, Grabo or D'Agostini. Before that, Plek, AK or Perezhogin.
It might be because these callups filled our lineup apart from the 4C position.

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The negative comments are not recent. They started the moment the Habs selected him. Everyone's an expert, everyone's a scout. It seems for some of our fanbase, they would rather Leblanc fail.

Must be the same group that went emo when Halak was traded and Price was kept. Where are those fair-weather fans nowadays.



Please provide a link if you are going to make such statements. All I ever read is the opposite, hard worker hates to lose.
I meant the recent negative comments are likely based on that. Obviously there has been negative comments about Leblanc since the beginning.

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This is very shallow. Engqvist is at best a 4th liner.

Last year, we could call Pax, White and Desharnais. Few years ago, SK, Grabo or D'Agostini. Before that, Plek, AK or Perezhogin.
The Habs will have Subban, Weber, White, Pac, DD, Eller, Emelin and maybe one or two of Engqvist and Blunden. Having that many young players on the team will drain any farm system.

With Leblanc, Diaz, Berger, Nattinen, Lefebvre, Mitera, as the incoming players, it's on the weaker side for what is usually an ongoing solid incoming group of players for Hamilton.

Next year the Dogs should see Tinordi, Beaulieu, Kristo, Pateryn, Ellis, Bournival and Gallagher plus perhaps Nygren and or Westin (has to be signed by next June) that is a much stronger incoming class so the depth will get replaced.

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