Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bonjour Louis!

Well, as both reported by Heisenberg and Cyberpresse, it appears that Louis will don Crimson in 2009. this is a significant recruit that is getting high accolades for the 2009 NHL Draft. He could be a potential 1st rounder.

Reportedly, he will spend next season in the USHL plaing for Omaha and then will play for Harvard in 2009.

A write-up from January of 2008:
Louis Leblanc (2009), RW, Lac St-Louis Lions (Midget) Was the leading scorer and best player on the team, as he played on the first line and registered a bulk of the PP time .. a fluent, and swift skater who generates good speed on his crossovers .. he has an extra gear, which allows him to separate himself from defenders in open ice .. he challenges defenseman out wide with favorable success .. an offensive-minded player whose skill set marries well with his physical edge .. he bullies himself into all areas of the ice and has the coordination to bat down loose pucks and stay involved with most plays .. he willingly comes back to defend and often likes to log the puck out of his own zone since team Quebec lacked a true, bona fide offensive defenseman capable of making a first pass .. leading goal scorer, he has ok finish but at times, tried to do it all by himself, which resulted in him being caught deep and odd man breakouts going the other direction .. shows promise and ability to become a good power forward

Welcome to Cambridge!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Louis Leblanc to Harvard?

There have been several mentions that Louis Leblanc will go to Harvard in 2009. What I have read and heard is nothing I would deem definitive, but stay on the lookout for more news on this front.

Opinions will span the spectrum, but many feel that Leblanc is a potential NHL first rounder. He was the best player for Quebec at the recent U-17 tournament.

Monday, May 5, 2008

NHl Central Scouting

I apologize for taking a brief hiatus from the blog. In any event, there hasn't been a ton of news as of late, but NHL Central Scouting did release its final rankings. I've tried to highlight all of the relevant players below:

Joe Colborne - #28 - Denver (Harvard was in running) (Up from #30)
Mark Goggin - #103 - Dartmouth (Harvard was in running) (Up from #142)
Anders Lee - #112 - TBD (Harvard is very much in running for) (Up from #174)
Marshall Everson - #117 - Harvard (younger brother Max is an up and comer on the blueline) (Up from #172)
Antoine Laganiere - #126 - TBD (Not heard Harvard in mix, but should be) (Down from #104)
Nik Pokulok - #132 - Clarkson (Younger brother of former Cornell blueliner) (Drop from #96)
Peter Starrett - #185 - Harvard (Not previously ranked)
Ryan Grimshaw - #205 - Harvard (Up from #210)
Matt Hoyle - #27 ranked Goaltender - Harvard (Down from #16)