"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.