"I don't want to be Mike Rupp's successor," Leblond said Thursday. "I want my own spot there. That's how I feel."
He is determined to claim a spot on the NHL roster by merit, not just by filling a void.
"I want to stay here and spend the season here," Leblond said. "I want to be part of the team. I know I still have to make my place. I cannot take anything for granted. I feel there is a place for me here."
Edited by Rock, 10 September 2009 - 02:41 PM.