Well, last night the tough kid locked horns with a tough man:
Actually, here was the result:
PL3, as he's known, earned big points for taking on Brash (Jamie Langenbrunner noted that "Anybody who goes with Brashear has my respect"), and the kid continues to make the Devils take notice.
And while he may have lost a decision to one of the League's reigning heavyweight champs, the moment was not lost on him:
"The guy is from Quebec-City, he's a French-Canadian and I've been watching him growing up and now I'm here fighting him," Leblond said after tonight's 3-2 preseason loss to the Capitals at Prudential Center. "It's kind of special." ...Donald Brashear: a living legend doling out wisdom one left jab at a time.
"All game long he was asking me if I was tough in French," Leblond said. "He said, 'good fight.'"
H/t to Peerless and HockeyFights on the pic and vid.