First, the second-most important thing. As expected, John Tavares is now a New York Islander, Victor Hedman becomes a Tampa Bay Lightning, and Matt Duchene is off to Colorado. That’s how the first three picks in the 2009 entry draft were supposed to go, and that’s how it played out.
And talk about a raise! These guys, and the rest of the crop, go from borrowing money from their billets so they can go to the movies, to being able to buy the whole movie theatre. Am I jealous? No. I’ll just keep on slaving away until I’m 69 so I can pay the bills because that’s what I want to do.
Now, the most important thing. The Canadiens selected hometown boy Louis Leblanc who played for the Omaha Lancers of the US Hockey League, where he scored 28 goals and had 39 assists. He’s a little too slight at the moment, just 178 pounds for being a six footer, but young guys always fill out. The way they eat, how can he not? And he’ll do that while attending Harvard, which, for those in Slobovia, is an elite school where students have to be smart.
Imagine how it would be if the young fellow blossoms into a star in Montreal. A French-Canadian Montrealer wearing the bleu, blanc, rouge. It’d be magic. He’d be a hero. Just what the doctor ordered. C’mon Louis, hurry up and do your Harvard thing, put some beef on, and get up here and be the star we need you to be.
Of course, we don’t want to put any pressure on you.
Montreal got a good young French-Canadian forward who’s going to become a Harvard guy. A guy with athletic prowess and a good head on his shoulders. The girls are going to love him.