Audio: Habs prospect Leblanc looks ahead

Montreal Juniors’ Louis Leblanc was introduced today as a new member of the QMJHL club.
Marie-France Coallier, Gazette

UPDATE: Leblanc enrols in school of hockey: Stubbs

In many ways, Louis Leblanc is the face of the Montreal Juniors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The Canadiens’ first-round selection in the 2009 entry draft, 18th overall, left Harvard on July 30 after one season of collegiate hockey and has moved to the Q.

Today, a few days after having opened eyes in Newfoundland at a world junior evaluation camp, Leblanc was one of a handful of new Juniors introduced at a Montreal news conference.

Leblanc spoke optimistically and eagerly about the season to come, and hopes he’ll be around the Canadiens’ pro camp long enough to see action in an exhibition game or two.

He’ll participate in the rookie camp that precedes the main camp in mid-September.

Here’s audio of an interview with Leblanc. And here’s where you can learn more about the team.

• Want to see Leblanc in an earlier sporting life? See below.

Louis Leblanc in 2002 as a member of the Lakeshore Cougars, competing in the North Shore Football League finals.
Gazette files, André Forget


  1. madcap_habsfan says:

    makes sense 🙂

  2. FSUPhi1584 says:

    Also Bo Jackson played baseball and football. Granted he wasn’t able to do so for as long as he would have liked due to injury. I would have loved to see what he was capable of if he had a few more years.

  3. Chorske says:

    She’s cute, too bad she’s dating a chickenshite can’t-wear-his-Ed-Hardy-cap-properly douchebag.

  4. Chorske says:

    Actually, they are- or at least, they have been. Expanding brain volume has been one of the main hallmarks of human evolution. But some scientists think that we may have actually hit the upper limit of our capacity to expand our brains- there simply isnt enough room in the average female’s hip bones to accomodate much more growth in brain size. As it is, the bones of the human newborn’s skull have to flex and overlap to make it through- and the mother’s hipbones themselves need to become more flexible (and in some cases, break!).

    When my little guy came out, he looked like a Ferengi for about a minute, and then everything just popped back into place. It was actually pretty cool to watch.

  5. Chorske says:

    When it comes to hockey, the answer is, probably very little. When it comes to life in general, probably a whole lot. Like, everything.

  6. yathehabsrule says:

    Your reported source also said that I would win the LottoMax….didn’t happen.

    If anyone has the inside track on Price negotiations on HIO, it’s Dave Stubbs.

    But to answer your question, with a question; What team would you rather be, Habs with Price at $3 and term or the Blackhawks stuck trying to unload Huet at $5.6 for two years?



    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  7. Adam says:

    Can you blame him? The ‘Spos never had the attendance he saw in Chicago. Not saying we couldn’t be a baseball city, we got screwed more than our share by owners and the league as a whole, but numbers is numbers, you know?

  8. alestar says:

    Awesome guys…turning one of my posts into a Sabbath song is the bomb! Made my day…



    XXIV…and counting

  9. yathehabsrule says:

    NOt a fan of baseball anymore, but the Nationals wearing Expos jerseys prompts a major UNLIKE.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  10. SeriousFan09 says:

    A 68-game season in the Q and the WJC are a great way for him to develop, more games he plays the better he can overcome those mistakes.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  11. T-roy West says:

    When it comes to hockey, what exactly is it that he would learn more playing in the NCAA rather than in Canada playing junior?

  12. Rudy says:

    The puck bunnies are going to be all over this kid.

  13. notbigbird says:

    Not ready to play Junior or what? He’s not projected to debut with the CH for a few years yet.

  14. C3P1 says:

    no, my point is just that while he is good, dont get me wrong, hes just raw and he makes alot of mistakes. hes very good, dont get me wrong, but I just think he could use another year in the NCAA, thats all


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  15. SeriousFan09 says:

    Should we send him back down to Triple A? It’s the QMJHL, weak link of the CHL, if he can’t post strong numbers there than we’re seriously up the creek with this guy. The WJC camp people seem to like him as well.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  16. C3P1 says:

    saw this guy play at harvard last winter multiple times, he is not ready. bad move.


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  17. habs-hampton says:

    Sunday, Oct 10, Louis is playing in Saint John against the Sea Dogs. I can’t wait to see him play.

  18. Bill J says:

    LOL we have two.

    3 if you count Hammer.

    Hammer, Pouliot, Price.

    Discuss! lol

  19. saskhabfan says:

    Sure,whatever you say. Perhaps you should change your user name to Ashley Kirilow.


    Leafstv “telling their fans they deserve to win for over 40 years”

  20. habs-hampton says:

    Maybe we shouldn’t discuss prospects until we get a top 5 pick? Just ‘cuase he’s not Hall or Seguin, it soen’t mean he’s not going to be an impact player. He will make the Habs in a year or 2 and will be a top 6 forward. get used to it, we will be talking about him for a while.

  21. Nina76 says:

    Fine with me but for the love of Pete……SIGN.get it over with he has long enough to decide what he wants… let’s move on..we still have work to do I’m sure

  22. ZepFan2 says:

    I just don’t get why a Nordiques fan would even want to post here?


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  23. observer says:

    Sorry, I am not watching it. That is what I thought I heard them say on Team 990 about an hour ago?

  24. ZepFan2 says:

    Don’t care.

    According to Dawson, Chicago fans are the best.


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  25. ZepFan2 says:

    Time will tell them they are power minds

    Making war just for fun…


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  26. observer says:

    Bettman is trying to get them to relocate to either Phoenix or Nashville.

  27. ZepFan2 says:

    Just like witches…oh not again!


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  28. observer says:

    James played in both the Grey Cup and the Stanley Cup finals. A Grey Cup winner with Winnipeg but on the Leafs lost in the Stanley Cup finals to the Habs in 1960. Deion Sanders is the only man to ever play in both the World Series and the Super Bowl. Winning Super Bowls with San Francisco and Dallas and losing to Toronto Blue Jays while with the Atlanta Braves.

  29. Clay4bc says:

    Politicians hide themselves away
    They only started the war
    Why should they go out to fight?
    They leave that to the poor

    (Love Sabbath! Saw them live twice…)


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  30. avatar_58 says:

    Wow. Hamilton is going to lose the Ti-Cats so they can have a Pan-Am stadium no one will use. Awesome.

  31. K-hab25 says:

    Ohhhh, lord ya!!!

  32. K-hab25 says:

    poisoning there brainwashed minds

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