Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 12/11/11
Winter 2011: #14 Summer 2011: #12 Winter 2010: #19 Summer 2010: #19 Do you remember Jacques Laperriere? Lanky rearguard for the Habs 40 years ago, he used to look like he was running and slipping on a banana peel when he skated. However, Laperriere was an extremely effective NHL defender and had some fine offensive seasons. Won a Norris too. Jeremie Blain--by size, description and in the photo above--reminds me of the great Hab of yesterday. Which tells us nothing really about how good he is.Stu MacGregor: "Good size, very strong, competes hard and plays with an edge. A guy we really liked, Billy Dandy really pushed him hard. When I saw him play, the kid played on a terrible team but played hard every shift. We feel we got some more size there and we got some grit." Blain appears to be a bright young man and his interviews come across as intelligent and engaged. Clearly, there's a light on in there. "I need to get bigger and stronger, for sure. That's typical for any young ki...
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