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09-05-2013, 10:26 AM
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Louis Leblanc with the vets

Enough with the drama....Louis Leblanc is a vet now....Reason why he's not at the rookie camp. 20 vets on the ice in Brossard as we speak, Leblanc being one of them.

https://twitter.com/jp_tvasports/sta...31476777570304

Everybody who can name the guys that you see in that picture wins a t-shirt....

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09-05-2013, 10:43 AM
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Is he really consider a veteran? He now has only 2 professional seasons under his belt. It has been 4 years since his draft year (4th being this year, his 3rd professional year starting).

I can see why rookie training camp is no longer a place for him and he would practice right away with the veterans, but I wouldn't call Louis Leblanc a "veteran".

On another note, he seems to still be listed at 6' 0" at 178 lbs, anyone know when they will weigh the team in? I really hope he comes in north of 185 lbs. (At 6' 178 lbs feels under weight)

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Good for him, I hope he get's a good shot at it. Had a really rough year last year, hopefully he bounces back

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09-05-2013, 10:47 AM
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good, then maybe he can play like one
this is the season of truth for him, Nattinen, Quailer and the rest of the older crop.

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Anyone else think Leblanc is gonna make the team at RW outta camp especially with Parros and Gionta both coming back from injury

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09-05-2013, 10:53 AM
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I think he can still become a 'Higgins' like 3rd line RW for us replacing Gionta's tougher ES minutes.

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09-05-2013, 10:55 AM
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Good for him, I hope he get's a good shot at it. Had a really rough year last year, hopefully he bounces back
Even if he does bounce back, there is not much room for him at this point unless we get hit with a couple injuries at once. If he has a good year with Hamilton I still feel like he'll get traded around the deadline. Probably hang on to him in case of injuries to give him another chance until then.

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09-05-2013, 10:58 AM
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Even if he does bounce back, there is not much room for him at this point unless we get hit with a couple injuries at once. If he has a good year with Hamilton I still feel like he'll get traded around the deadline. Probably hang on to him in case of injuries to give him another chance until then.
All depends the direction Bergevin takes if he decides to move players like Gionta, Moen or White. I can see him playing on the 3rd/4th line. This of course assuming he has a good camp and rebounds from last year

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I'd like to know how he evolved physically all those years 'cause frankly, just watching him, you have a feel that he didn't grow too much. Needed to become stronger and you have the feeling that it's exactly the same. If so...lack of commitment? Or just inability to make a frame stronger than it is?

Hoping that he did in fact became stronger over the summer. For me, it's still strange to not see him at the rookie camp. You have Quailer a 2008 draft pick that is at the rookie camp so it's not about the draft year. Naattinen is at the rookie camp though you can say that's because he's been injured. Strange to be doing him a favor after such a bad year.

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Good for Louis.

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I'd like to know how he evolved physically all those years 'cause frankly, just watching him, you have a feel that he didn't grow too much. Needed to become stronger and you have the feeling that it's exactly the same. If so...lack of commitment? Or just inability to make a frame stronger than it is?

Hoping that he did in fact became stronger over the summer. For me, it's still strange to not see him at the rookie camp. You have Quailer a 2008 draft pick that is at the rookie camp so it's not about the draft year. Naattinen is at the rookie camp though you can say that's because he's been injured. Strange to be doing him a favor after such a bad year.
Maybe they figured out that it's all confidence issues in his case and are throwing him a bone.

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Maybe they figured out that it's all confidence issues in his case and are throwing him a bone.
This sounds about right.

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To be honest I have written him off but I really think he could step it up and force his way into the lineup with some hard work.

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Maybe they figured out that it's all confidence issues in his case and are throwing him a bone.
Well the idea for some is that we don't go to rookie tournaments 'cause we need all the time we can to teach the kids at a rookie camp. Leblanc isn't done learning. And then we all know that most of those kids will be there at the pro camp anyway. So the throw of a bone, for me, would be more preseason games to know what he's all about. If it's their idea of it and they won't give him more games in preseason than Bournival or any others....if it is confidence issue...it will go right back down. But we'll see. We need a confident Leblanc. And trading him is out of the question based on how uneventful that trade will be based on the return. So we count on him to do well.

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Way overrated since the beginning he will be a good Ahler that's it.

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Good, now he can be lumped with all the other disappointing "vets"

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Maybe they figured out that it's all confidence issues in his case and are throwing him a bone.
Probably making his last chance to stick with the big club a full and fair one. Would be nice to see him come out of the blocks with a lot of focus and intensity, because he has enough skill to make an impact.

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Probably making his last chance to stick with the big club a full and fair one. Would be nice to see him come out of the blocks with a lot of focus and intensity, because he has enough skill to make an impact.
I have a feeling that new management is more realistic with their prospects, and more patient as well. What do they have to lose by giving their young players more chances rather than abandonning and letting them try their chances elsewhere?

I think Leblanc's hiccup has been mental, so if Bergevin can calm him down and let him know that they just want him to play his game, then that might get him off on the right foot to start the season.

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I still have faith in him. Could turn out a very reliable top 9 RW.

Charles Hudon - Michael Bournival - Louis Leblanc

Future 3rd line. Character, speed, French Canadians.

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I think he needs to replicate his game after Gallaghers for him to be considered. Come in with good leg strength, increased speed, and peak physical condition. From there forecheck hard, cause crap, go to the net and clean up. I think he needs to be physically engaged and tenacious to succeed because he won't wow us too often

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I still have faith in him. Could turn out a very reliable top 9 RW.

Charles Hudon - Michael Bournival - Louis Leblanc

Future 3rd line. Character, speed, French Canadians.
I would actually prefer: Bournival, Eller, Leblanc

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Daniel Paille was a bust for Buffalo, was just fine for the Bruins. And he'd be probably fine for pretty much every team.

I think there is a similarity between those two players...

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I think he needs to replicate his game after Gallaghers for him to be considered. Come in with good leg strength, increased speed, and peak physical condition. From there forecheck hard, cause crap, go to the net and clean up. I think he needs to be physically engaged and tenacious to succeed because he won't wow us too often
Can't see a player just switching his game like that to a completely different style.

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Good for him, but we really don't have any place in the Top 9 and he's not the type of player who can play on a 4th line. Unless someone is getting injured, there is no way he can make the team.

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Anyone else think Leblanc is gonna make the team at RW outta camp especially with Parros and Gionta both coming back from injury
I think Blunden has a better chance because of his work in front of the net, we dont have many of those hard-nosed players.

And there also that new guy Thomas i dont know anything about.

As for the picture im gonna guess : Blunden,Bouillon,Budaj, Gallagher and Prust

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