His dream should be to win the Cup. This makes me think he's just really good at hockey and has taken that for granted. Leblanc thought studying was important too, yet when he was offered a contract and a faster route to the NHL, he took it. Kristo is PPG player in the NCAA, he has nothing to prove.
Kristo hasn't been offered a contract yet either. What tells you he'd turn it down?
You mean this coming season right? Kristo is more talented and has more tools than Leblanc. Both good players in their own right, but Kristo has every bit of the same chance as Leblanc to make and stay in the NHL (not this season mind you since Leblanc already made the jump to pro hockey).