"Louis!" Leblanc selected 18th by 2009 draft hosts
"Louis, Louis", came raining down from the stands, in anticipation of the Canadiens selecting Pointe Claire native and Omaha Lancers center Louis Leblanc. The Montreal braintrust did not disapoint the ecstatic crowd.
2009 NHL Draft
Leblanc traded to Anaheim
It seems the Habs have answered the question of what to do with Louis Leblanc, as they have traded him to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional fifth round draft pick.
Mac Bennett signs entry-level contract
The University of Michigan captain has signed an ELC for through 2016.
What Leblanc, Bennett share with Gretzky, Richard
On the night of January 26, 1991, Wayne Gretzky's Kings defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 in Los Angeles. The Great One notched a goal and two assist in the game, on his way to a 163 point season and another Art Ross trophy.
Dumont will test free agency
The IceCaps captain will explore all his options come July 1st.
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft Day 10
This is it for the first round folks. It's Day 10, and more than a few SBN participants were willing to go seven rounds with this...
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft Day 9
It's Day 9 of Sports Blog Nation's mock NHL Entry Draft and the Bruins, Islanders and Hurricanes get their turn.
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft: Day 8
Sports Blog Nation's mock NHL Entry Draft has reached Day 8, with Vancouver Canucks, New Joisy Devils and Washington Capitals coming to the podium.
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft: Day 7
Sports Blog Nation's mock NHL Entry Draft enters day 7 with solid first round talent still available.
2009 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft: EOTP selects ...
It is day six of the SB Nation NHL Mock Draft, and my scouts and I came to a final decision this past Friday afternoon on our selection.
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft: Day 6
Sports Blog Nation's mock NHL Entry Draft is now into its sixth day, and the last few picks have deviated from the consensus order, as is to be expected.
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft: Day 5
Sports Blog Nation's mock NHL Entry Draft continued today, with the Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks sites announcing their selections, the 13th, 14th and 15th of the mock draft. The second tier of talent after top seven is impressive, but the overall skill package of players looks to drop off some as we get closer to the 20th pick.
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft: Day 4
Sports Blog Nation's mock NHL Entry Draft continues today, with the Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild sites announcing their selections 10 through 12. This is where it begins to get interesting and the draft order starts moving away from consensus lists.
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft: Day 3
Yesterday, Sports Blog Nation's mock NHL Entry Draft continued, as the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators sites selected three NHL bona fines for their respective teams.
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft: Day 2
Sports Blog Nation's mock NHL Entry Draft continued on Tuesday, with selections four to six having been made by the Atlanta, Los Angeles and Phoenix sites. All chose players who fit snuggly into present team needs, and I can see at least two of these selection making the jump to the NHL immediately in 2009-10.
SBN 2009 NHL Mock Draft: Day 1
Sports Blog Nation's mock NHL Entry Draft began on Monday, with the first three selections having been made by the Islanders, Tampa Bay and Colorado sites.
For The Canadiens, Chris Kreider Could Be The Guy!
Massachusetts’ Phillips Andover Academy center Chris Kreider's combination of size speed and skill are an alluring package for any team wishing to call his name on June 26.
Peter Holland gives size and speed down the middle
With his gifts of size, a scoring touch, leadership and improving speed and quickness, Peter Holland fits the bill in regard to the Canadiens greatest area of need.
Louis Leblanc is an ideal centreman for Canadiens
Leblanc was the only midget player to be invited to the U-18 National Camp in 2008. His play has been described as "a gritty style that has caught many scouts’ attention.
EOTP headed to NHL Entry Draft?
I'm proud to announce to readers here that through Sports Blog Nation, I could be granted press credentials to attend and cover the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on June 26 and 27.