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11-01-2011, 09:19 PM
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Mike Fisher upside I'd say.
Leblanc ceiling is Kesler. He'll likely end up a more physical Bergeron.

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11-01-2011, 09:27 PM
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Leblanc ceiling is Kesler. He'll likely end up a more physical Bergeron.
I dunno, Kesler is a hell of a player. Point per game Selke type who is a physical beast.

Don't think there's any chance Leblanc will ever be that, 60 points a year and a great 2 way game is his ceiling IMO. 45 points a year is probably his middle ground, and 30 points a year is probably his floor...

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Yeah, sorry I forgot Leblanc. But I am not 100% sold on the guy yet. He definitely has great potential, but we will see. In terms of chance of making the NHL, he definitely is close to a surefire prospect.

Archambault is a guy who could end up being a great player with good coaching. Definitely one of those guys who will be in the AHL for at least 3 years. His skills somewhat remind me of Perron.
If I had a nickle for every time Leblanc gets disrespected....

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11-01-2011, 09:33 PM
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I dunno, Kesler is a hell of a player. Point per game Selke type who is a physical beast.

Don't think there's any chance Leblanc will ever be that, 60 points a year and a great 2 way game is his ceiling IMO. 45 points a year is probably his middle ground, and 30 points a year is probably his floor...
His ceiling is the best he could become. Which is Kesler IMO. But, you're right, I don't really believe he'll become that good. That's why I said a physical Bergeron, a great two-way player who puts up 50-60pts who is good along the boards.

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11-01-2011, 09:37 PM
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His ceiling is the best he could become. Which is Kesler IMO. But, you're right, I don't really believe he'll become that good. That's why I said a physical Bergeron, a great two-way player who puts up 50-60pts who is good along the boards.
I'm a huge Kesler fan, I consider him one of the top forwards in the league, so I just had to chime in there. I'd love if Leblanc came close to that, but I think Eller has alot better chance of being Kesler (or at least close) than LL...

And I'm not sure about the more physical than Bergeron part. I think Bergeron is a pretty good comparison for his ceiling though.

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Leblanc ceiling is Kesler. He'll likely end up a more physical Bergeron.
Personally I think Leblanc indeed plays a very similar style to Patrice Bergeron..

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Personally I think Leblanc indeed plays a very similar style to Patrice Bergeron..
Is Leblanc known for his offensive creativity though?

Cause that's what I always underrate about Patrice, he's able to surprise and "wow" you offensively every once in a while. He's definitely scored some nifty goals on us over the years.

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His ceiling is the best he could become. Which is Kesler IMO. But, you're right, I don't really believe he'll become that good. That's why I said a physical Bergeron, a great two-way player who puts up 50-60pts who is good along the boards.
Again, is Leblanc known for his superior speed? Cause that's a big part of Kesler's game. He's gotta be in the top-10 for the fastest players in the league.

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Personally I think Leblanc indeed plays a very similar style to Patrice Bergeron..
Nice comparison imo. Leblanc's biggest asset offensively is that he still has nice set of hands and quick release while going on a straight line as fast as he can. It's a rare asset even for NHLers. People forget that he was the 4th scorer of team Canada while spending half the tournament in a defensive role, a role he inherated simply because he's a master forechecker and excellent at blocking passing lanes in his own zone. With the talent pool team Canada had alast year, few had Leblanc's defensive awareness.

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11-01-2011, 11:09 PM
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I could see Leblanc ending up a similar player to the Chris Higgins Vancouver is now enjoying...

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I could see Leblanc ending up a similar player to the Chris Higgins Vancouver is now enjoying...
I always thought of the Higgins we had with Leblanc.

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I always thought of the Higgins we had with Leblanc.
I see a lot of Higgins in LL, and thats why I made the comparison, but Higgins was a strange case in Montreal. He had 3 good years here to begin his career, and then just fell off a cliff when he allegedly got into the nose powder. If he got his act together, as it looks like he has now in Vancouver, he could be back to the 20+ goal scoring speedy and versatile two way C/W he was at the beginning of his career here. And that's the type of player I could see LL realistically becoming...

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I see a lot of Higgins in LL, and thats why I made the comparison, but Higgins was a strange case in Montreal. He had 3 good years here to begin his career, and then just fell off a cliff when he allegedly got into the nose powder. If he got his act together, as it looks like he has now in Vancouver, he could be back to the 20+ goal scoring speedy and versatile two way C/W he was at the beginning of his career here. And that's the type of player I could see LL realistically becoming...

Leblance plays with more of an edge than Higgins.

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How is Tinordi playing this year? Is he the real deal or a future Boris Valabik?

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How is Tinordi playing this year? Is he the real deal or a future Boris Valabik?
His skating would have to seriously deteriorate to be the next Valabik. He was more mobile at 17 than Valabik in his NHL days.

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Gallagher with a 4 point night in a 4-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. (3g 1a)

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11-02-2011, 07:38 AM
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Leblanc ceiling is Kesler. He'll likely end up a more physical Bergeron.
I really like Kesler's game, if Leblanc became very close to a Kesler type of player I'd be extremely happy

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11-02-2011, 07:41 AM
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This kid is unreal, 23 pts in 13 games

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11-02-2011, 07:45 AM
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How's Beaulieu been doing? I see he has 11 points in 15 games. Not bad, but stats don't tell the whole story.

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How's Beaulieu been doing? I see he has 11 points in 15 games. Not bad, but stats don't tell the whole story.
Patrick Roy said he was one of the most complete D's in the league, with Ellis and Gormley.

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11-02-2011, 08:34 AM
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Just wondering out loud, who the last Habs draft pick to break 100 points in the CHL? Now that's draft pick, not free agent signing like Desharnais. Anybody know? Wasn't Corey Locke, was it?

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This kid is unreal, 23 pts in 13 games
Speaking of unreal, Emerson Etem has 22 goals and 14 assists in only 16 games!

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Just wondering out loud, who the last Habs draft pick to break 100 points in the CHL? Now that's draft pick, not free agent signing like Desharnais. Anybody know? Wasn't Corey Locke, was it?
I know Eric Chouinard broke it twice with the Rempart.. Dunno if he's the latest though.

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Just wondering out loud, who the last Habs draft pick to break 100 points in the CHL? Now that's draft pick, not free agent signing like Desharnais. Anybody know? Wasn't Corey Locke, was it?
Sergei Kostitsyn was the last to break 100 points in the CHL. 131 in 59 games ('06-'07)

Some were close,

Gabriel Dumont- 93 pts in 62 games with the Volts ('09-'10)
Duncan Milroy- 92 pts in 68 games with Swift Current ('00-'01)
Ryan White- 89 pts in 72 games with Hitmen ('06-'07)

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I agree with Le Sean, Mike Fischer is a good comp for Leblanc, if all goes well. I've always liked the Higgins comp. Early returns from Hamilton seem promising, hopefully LL keeps building on this! If the Habs keep him on the wing, I could see an Eller-Leblanc two way combo helping the team for a long time.

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Leblanc ceiling is Kesler. He'll likely end up a more physical Bergeron.
IMO both of these are unrealistic. Leblanc doesn't have Kesler's size and feistiness, or Bergeron's offensive instincts.

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