HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Montreal Canadiens
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

When Will Leblanc Get Another Chance?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-19-2013, 08:57 AM
  #1
PricerStopDaPuck
#PrayForBozon
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Saskatchewan
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,419
vCash: 250
When Will Leblanc Get Another Chance?

When does everybody think he will get another chance in the nhl? Has he really been that bad in the AHL? What areas does he need to improve on to be a nhl player?

PricerStopDaPuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:05 AM
  #2
Beendair Donedat
Registered User
 
Beendair Donedat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,678
vCash: 500
Next year's training camp, barring many injuries.

He's certainly regressed in development at this point. I think it will be after next season (if at all) before he gets a shot.

Beendair Donedat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:08 AM
  #3
montreal
Go Habs Go
 
montreal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Country: Balearic Islands
Posts: 23,308
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by galchenyuktocollberg View Post
When does everybody think he will get another chance in the nhl? Has he really been that bad in the AHL? What areas does he need to improve on to be a nhl player?
When injuries start to pile up. Yes he has been that bad in the AHL. He must get stronger and quicker imo. He should spend a lot of time in Hamilton next season.

montreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:13 AM
  #4
Monctonscout
Monctonscout
 
Monctonscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 30,459
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by galchenyuktocollberg View Post
When does everybody think he will get another chance in the nhl? Has he really been that bad in the AHL? What areas does he need to improve on to be a nhl player?
He may get a chance this year if injuries hit. I think the best thing for him is to keep producing and play the full year AHL. It's too bad the AHL kids are getting so little veteran help with Palushaj in Colorado, Geoffrion hurt and Engqvist in the KHL.

I think adding a couple solid AHLers up front will be something MB will look at to play with prospects like Holland LeBlanc Quailer Avtsin Kristo Bournival Nattinen Walsh?

I expect Dumont in the NHL in the 10th to 13th forward mix.

Monctonscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:25 AM
  #5
Uber Coca
Registered User
 
Uber Coca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,164
vCash: 500
He regressed. Hopefully, his hockey IQ and dedication seemed to be his forte. I think he'll get an other shot.

Uber Coca is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:27 AM
  #6
habs03
Subban #Thoroughbred
 
habs03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,673
vCash: 500
I see him replacing Armstrong next year as a 4th line RW. See is better than how he was playing early on in the AHL, and seems to have picked up his game lately.

He has decent size if he can put on some extra weight, but the guy is really good along the boards, good to start on the 4th line, and maybe move up due to injuries.

habs03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:27 AM
  #7
gusfring
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,240
vCash: 500
Looking more and more like a bad 1st round pick. Oh well.

gusfring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:29 AM
  #8
Et le But
Moderator
 
Et le But's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York
Country: Argentina
Posts: 17,650
vCash: 500
Next year hopefully, once he bounces back. His play this year is partially excused by injuries, but he doesn't deserve a call up besides that.

Et le But is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:32 AM
  #9
Monctonscout
Monctonscout
 
Monctonscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 30,459
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by habs03 View Post
I see him replacing Armstrong next year as a 4th line RW. See is better than how he was playing early on in the AHL, and seems to have picked up his game lately.

He has decent size if he can put on some extra weight, but the guy is really good along the boards, good to start on the 4th line, and maybe move up due to injuries.
I would prefer to see him start next year AHL unless he finishes on a tear. Maybe give him a veteran Yannick Lehoux type center, he's always been a guy that easily adapts to higher skilled linemates.

Monctonscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:33 AM
  #10
bdawg1989*
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 974
vCash: 500
Was never sold on Leblanc... especially after he chose to finish his degree (I know this is a GOOD idea for him, not for the organization tho).

He seems to have regressed as other posters mentionned and TBH our forward depth is pretty much stacked right now. Who can he replace at Center ? We have Plek/DD/Eller/galchenyuk/White

Our wingers are also stacked, Cole/Gio/Pac/Gallagher/Prust/Bourque/etc...

The only player I see he could replace is Armstrong but MT has a crush on him so...

bdawg1989* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:33 AM
  #11
Habs 4 Life
No Excuses
 
Habs 4 Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montreal
Country: Italy
Posts: 33,025
vCash: 500
Next year, I really hope he can stay healthy and have a good camp

Habs 4 Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:38 AM
  #12
groovejuice
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,073
vCash: 500
Leblanc is recuperating from an injury. High ankle sprain, I believe.

If he gets his skating and confidence back, there's no reason why he won't be up this season.

groovejuice is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:42 AM
  #13
SeriousHabs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 2,661
vCash: 500
He should stop playing hockey for the rest of the season and work out with whoever trains Pacioretty.

SeriousHabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:43 AM
  #14
Tuggy
Registered User
 
Tuggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Saint John
Country: Canada
Posts: 29,295
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by gusfring View Post
Looking more and more like a bad 1st round pick. Oh well.
That's how I see it.

You win some, you lose some.

Tuggy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:44 AM
  #15
montreal
Go Habs Go
 
montreal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Country: Balearic Islands
Posts: 23,308
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdawg1989 View Post
Was never sold on Leblanc... especially after he chose to finish his degree (I know this is a GOOD idea for him, not for the organization tho).
Leblanc spent only 1 season in the NCAA.

Quote:
Originally Posted by groovejuice View Post
Leblanc is recuperating from an injury. High ankle sprain, I believe.

If he gets his skating and confidence back, there's no reason why he won't be up this season.
The injury was from the end of October, he looks like he's moving much better now.

montreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 09:58 AM
  #16
FlyingKostitsyn
Registered User
 
FlyingKostitsyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Quebec
Country: Australia
Posts: 8,030
vCash: 500
He should get a callup some time this year when we inevitably get some injuries. He didn't look bad at all last year.

Its doubtful he'll be a top6 but he could be a good complimentary winger.

FlyingKostitsyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 10:01 AM
  #17
groovejuice
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,073
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by montreal View Post
Leblanc spent only 1 season in the NCAA.



The injury was from the end of October, he looks like he's moving much better now.
That's good news. Thanks, Montreal, for your updates.

groovejuice is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 10:16 AM
  #18
habs03
Subban #Thoroughbred
 
habs03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,673
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
I would prefer to see him start next year AHL unless he finishes on a tear. Maybe give him a veteran Yannick Lehoux type center, he's always been a guy that easily adapts to higher skilled linemates.
Its funny you say that, because he actually looked decent when he was called up for the Habs scrimmage game, he actually looked good for a guy struggling in the AHL.


For me he is likely to turn out like Higgins, a good 3rd line guy.

habs03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 10:25 AM
  #19
Nedved
Registered User
 
Nedved's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,767
vCash: 500
just a year ago he was playing well, and played 40 something games on a bad habs team. He had nobody that really could help him since the team was such a disaster at the time.

Nothing would make me happier than seeing prust on one wing and leblanc on the other. leblanc is tough to play against in his own end, just needs to get stronger. I believe he should be training with a guy like gallagher, who 'gets' it.

he'll never be a top 6 guy, well maybe, but on a team that is making a playoff run he would look fantastic on the bottom 6. he's tough to play against, and intelligent as ****. not my first choice for that draft, but the habs top 6 is getting stronger and should find a role on the 3rd line.

Nedved is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 10:31 AM
  #20
SnapVirus
Registered User
 
SnapVirus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Mtl., QC.
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,939
vCash: 500
I'm scared he become the next Chipchura.

When we drafted him : He'll become a good 2nd line center.
Year after : 2nd line center.
Year after : One of the best third line defensive forward.
Year after : Third line forward.
Year after : Can he make it as a winger on our forth line?
Year after : He has not enough skills to be in our top 6 forward, and not enough size to be in our bottom 6. **** him.

He's sent on waiver, get picked by Phoenix, Colorado and whoever.
And some people argue that Timmins is the worst guy on the planet because he missed it with Leblanc.

Am I Close?

SnapVirus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 10:37 AM
  #21
Nedved
Registered User
 
Nedved's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,767
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnapVirus View Post
I'm scared he become the next Chipchura.

When we drafted him : He'll become a good 2nd line center.
Year after : 2nd line center.
Year after : One of the best third line defensive forward.
Year after : Third line forward.
Year after : Can he make it as a winger on our forth line?
Year after : He has not enough skills to be in our top 6 forward, and not enough size to be in our bottom 6. **** him.

He's sent on waiver, get picked by Phoenix, Colorado and whoever.
And some people argue that Timmins is the worst guy on the planet because he missed it with Leblanc.

Am I Close?
nah. some hfers are over reacting. he'll be on this team, 3rd line on a strong habs team. He'll be our gorges on offensive in a couple years. I didn't like him at the draft, but there's something about him that has changed my opinion. cannot put my finger, or explain it. just like him.

he's ran into some injury problems, but nothing a guy with his intelligence cannot overcome.

Nedved is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 10:59 AM
  #22
shutehinside
Registered User
 
shutehinside's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,599
vCash: 500
Next year. Even with injuries, there are other players ahead of him right now on the Dogs.

If he doesn't impress at training camp, I'd start to get worried.

shutehinside is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 11:06 AM
  #23
zzoo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Country: Vietnam
Posts: 2,139
vCash: 500
Even before this miserable season, I haven't seen him as a top 6 forward. I hope that he could become a good 3rd liner though.

zzoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 11:16 AM
  #24
coolasprICE
Registered User
 
coolasprICE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,431
vCash: 500
he's a bust & will return to school

coolasprICE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-19-2013, 11:21 AM
  #25
WeThreeKings
Registered User
 
WeThreeKings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Halifax
Country: Canada
Posts: 34,193
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to WeThreeKings
Maybe never with the organization.

WeThreeKings is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.