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03-28-2009, 11:07 AM
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Kid is the real deal...

Seen him play and had him on Melnick while filling in for Mitch last summer. Good kid and good instinct and skill on ice!

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03-29-2009, 11:29 AM
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Thanks guys for the replies. I expected some more stuff on him tho as he lives on the west island. Someone here has to have background info on him or something.

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03-29-2009, 11:57 AM
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Yup, because I trust and value Montreal's input. I know Montreal does extensive work scouting a lot of players, knows people in the scouting community and is generally very well versed in the area. I know he's not 100% accurate, but based on what Montreal says, what limited viewings I've had of Leblanc and most of the other reports I've read, I'll go with Montreal's assessment.

Especially since if Leblanc was as talented, gritty and energetic as Max said, he wouldn't be slated to go as low as he is in the first round.
Typical HFboard post where the poster post comments on players he has yet to see.

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03-29-2009, 12:12 PM
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I'm pretty sure louis is english first. He can speak both no problem tho.
Well his parents were interviwed on radio-canada last year, they were both french-canadians.

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03-29-2009, 12:38 PM
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NHL.com just released 3 mock drafts. In one, you're picked by the Montreal Canadiens. If that were to transpire, how would you feel about playing for the Canadiens?
Leblanc is kind of slight....I was hoping we add a little more size up front for our farm system

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Leblanc is kind of slight....I was hoping we add a little more size up front for our farm system
Kane, Parise, Stamkos and Gagner are not very big too...

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03-29-2009, 01:04 PM
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Kane, Parise, Stamkos and Gagner are not very big too...
He doesn't have their high end skills though....Leblanc is 3-4 years away at least. The ones you mentioned were ready to step in at 18

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03-29-2009, 01:09 PM
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I use to play lacrosse with this guy, It's pretty weird that he's a top prospect now lol

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03-29-2009, 05:07 PM
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Typical HFboard post where the poster post comments on players he has yet to see.
No, but Montreal has. Montreal is proven to know the ins and outs of scouting much more than you are. So pipe down.

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03-29-2009, 05:18 PM
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No, but Montreal has. Montreal is proven to know the ins and outs of scouting much more than you are. So pipe down.
As much as I like Montreal or anything other poster or hell even things in mags, I rarely give an opinion on players ive yet to see.

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03-29-2009, 05:36 PM
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Yup, because I trust and value Montreal's input. I know Montreal does extensive work scouting a lot of players, knows people in the scouting community and is generally very well versed in the area. I know he's not 100% accurate, but based on what Montreal says, what limited viewings I've had of Leblanc and most of the other reports I've read, I'll go with Montreal's assessment.

Especially since if Leblanc was as talented, gritty and energetic as Max said, he wouldn't be slated to go as low as he is in the first round.
I highly respect montreal's input, because it's been a while I read him and always learn something every time, but I also highly respect X-Sharkie's input...

Something that could explain why he's rated as a low first rounder, is that he may have only marginal hockey sense and below average vision... and that's enough to scare me away from that pick.

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03-29-2009, 05:54 PM
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Where can we hear or read this interview (is it going to be on HF?)?

I have 2 questions :

1) Whose style does he try to emulate on the ice?

2) Which aspect of an NHL organisation is most important to him?

And a homer 3rd : 3) How much would he love to get drafted by the Habs?

Thanks.

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03-29-2009, 06:05 PM
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No, but Montreal has. Montreal is proven to know the ins and outs of scouting much more than you are. So pipe down.
Professional scouts prefered Doug Wickenheiser to Denis Savard "cause he had grit".

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03-29-2009, 06:25 PM
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Where can we hear or read this interview (is it going to be on HF?)?

I have 2 questions :

1) Whose style does he try to emulate on the ice?

2) Which aspect of an NHL organisation is most important to him?

And a homer 3rd : 3) How much would he love to get drafted by the Habs?

Thanks.
Interview will be on fanatique.ca, interview with both subban and kristo are already there, scroll down for fan radio, it's on the right.

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03-29-2009, 06:26 PM
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Professional scouts prefered Doug Wickenheiser to Denis Savard "cause he had grit".
I wasn't aware we had the first overall pick this year.

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03-29-2009, 06:45 PM
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Interview will be on fanatique.ca, interview with both subban and kristo are already there, scroll down for fan radio, it's on the right.
Thanks, when is it going to be on?

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03-29-2009, 08:15 PM
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Thanks, when is it going to be on?
Well interview is on april 7th, if they dont schedule the first playoff game that day, if not it'll be later that week i guess. So the interview should be on a bit later that week, maybe in the week-end, depends on my free times and how it went.

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03-29-2009, 08:30 PM
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Professional scouts prefered Doug Wickenheiser to Denis Savard "cause he had grit".
Come on, stop with those errors with past 'gritty' players ala Wickenheiser, Bilodeau, Ryan, etc. New NHL need those kind of guys and actually we have plenty of talent in Montreal, but marshmallow softness.

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03-30-2009, 10:47 AM
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I know Louis pretty well, was at high school with him for 5 years. Any of these questions I could have answered for you by tomorrow, but I don't want to ruin the interview.

After April 7th if there's any other questions people want answered, let me know.

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03-30-2009, 11:11 AM
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Come on, stop with those errors with past 'gritty' players ala Wickenheiser, Bilodeau, Ryan, etc. New NHL need those kind of guys and actually we have plenty of talent in Montreal, but marshmallow softness.
That's why we drafted in the past 5 draft players within the 2 first rounds with size and height to be effective around the boards.

2003
Urquhart
Lapierre
2004
Chipchura
2005
Latendresse
2007
Paccioretty.

I'd say we drafted our parts of gritty players. Let's take a look now on how many non-gritty, non-sized forwards we drafted in the past 5 years in the first two rounds.

2003
Andrei Kostitsyn (though he's 6'1 and can be strong, I don't think nobody here considers him as gritty)
2006
Ben Maxwell (though he still has size, we'll say he's not gritty)
2008
Danny Kristo (though he's fast as hell, some people will still say he's fragile)


Habs drafted more grit in the first 2 rounds than non-grit. We can't have a whole team of bangers like the Laffs - it would be stupid. I believe grit has a place in our team, but skills, speed and talent has one too. I'm all for having grit in our team. But those skilled players are game breakers that gritty players aren't.

Nonetheless, X-SHARKIE is a professional scout and has a great opinion on Louis Leblanc. A Quebecois whose playing in college - It would be a great match for the standards of Timmins and the medias, no?

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03-30-2009, 01:54 PM
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I know Louis pretty well, was at high school with him for 5 years. Any of these questions I could have answered for you by tomorrow, but I don't want to ruin the interview.

After April 7th if there's any other questions people want answered, let me know.
Well I've got some ideas myself. Usually there are some pretty good questions asked here or background info on players and stuff it's mostly why I'm starting a thread. If you've got any info or stuff you'd like to ask it would be cool to share.

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04-04-2009, 03:53 PM
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I think we should take Zach Kassian instead of Leblanc. We need somebody who can play like Lucic.

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Ask him:

What's he's eating to be this handsome...

Also, ask him if he knows anything about Montreal's night life...


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I'll ask him if he knows you.

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BTW, I was only joking about the Zach Kassian comment. I don't either one well enough to pick him ahead of Leblanc

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