seriously I think it's a trade that is gonna bite us in the ass.
Leblanc will play in the NHL and be a good 3rd Liner. Mark my words
If he ever decides to be serious about his training. The guy is about as big as toothpick. Mike Ribeiro big before he got serious but without the skill.
I did love his intelligence and work around the boards though. He clearly had some qualities about him. There's a reason he was picked in the first round. But he also seems to be quite entitled.
Despite getting guys like Brisebois and Lapointe to do the world tour of our prospects, it doesn't seem like it worked with Leblanc.. is Leblanc a lost cause or are Brisebois/Lapointe useless in their capacities ? Or did MB give up too fast on Leblanc ? We shall see.
Also, interestingly enough, in the Ron Fournier "Patch is gonna be traded but can't say his name" thread, there's an audio link to the whole Fournier interview and he does say that Leblanc is done with the habs.
Finally, I'll echo the sentiments in this thread that we're better off keeping him if all we're going to get is a 5th. I guess that depends how much of a distraction (if at all) he is though.