Some speculation, which is way too easy to have, about Leblanc not being a favorite already of the new management. We'll see how that plays out. Yet, while it is too soon to tell, let's hope Leblanc ends up in the good 1st rounder column than in the bad one. I think that the biggest problem of that draft was that it was held in Montreal. I will always believe that despite the "list". But the pressure was so heavy on the Habs to take Leblanc that they just had to. Yet, the end result will most likely be that we might have missed on players with higher ceilings. I was high on Leblanc. Surely too high on him. But was high on Kreider as well. Though some will immediately say that Kreider isn't exactly stellar in the AHL this year either....Again though, not bashing Timmins on this...we just had to draft him. Strange though how incredibly more exciting Timmins picks are away from the 1st round.
We did not have to pick LeBlanc. As much as I respect you, that is the sort of thing I hear in China these days. Please explain why we had to pick Leblanc.
Interesting....they might pull a Rangers and have him sit out all year so that they can buy him out next year. For all those that are unaware, you can't buy out a player if he's injured..so thats why the Rangers are not even taking a chance with him playing in the AHL.