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Masked Superstar 07-16-2012 12:45 PM

Is it just me or does Frattin remind you of Callahan or Brown?
 
Watching him in the playoffs I thought his game was exactly the same - could he develop that type of game in the NHL?

LolungoReboundo 07-16-2012 12:54 PM

no its just you...

Dark Knight 07-16-2012 12:55 PM

I can see the comparison. Even though he has the scoring touch to score 20-25, he'll have to take his physical game to another level to touch Callahan's or Brown's. He can do it because he is built like a tank.

Erza Scarlet 07-16-2012 12:57 PM

Frattin reminds me of Frattin.

Duffman955 07-16-2012 12:58 PM

He plays much like Callahan. Good shot, hits like a truck and an in your face attitude.

Hurt 07-16-2012 12:58 PM

Guy is so solid, he could play like them one day.

IBeL13f 07-16-2012 12:59 PM

Frattin's our Callahan, Biggs is our Brown.

PresidentCamacho* 07-16-2012 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Erza Scarlet (Post 52596897)
Frattin reminds me of Frattin.

I agree.

Not sure he has the swagger to be like Brown/Callahan. Both those guys like to get under their opponent's skin and that involves going out of their way to hit, chirp, start crap after the whistle, etc.

Frattin needs more confidence to be like that. He should start watching those Youtube videos of Beauchemin bouncing off him.

But I wouldn't worry. I think we should worry about him just putting the puck in the net and using his linemates better. I like his hustle and positioning, a lot.

HockeyGuruPitka 07-16-2012 01:15 PM

Frattin reminds me more of Brown.. Hes definitely not as intense/strong/aggressive/fast/agile as brown but does posses similar qualities. He got pretty rag dolled against Buffalo's Foligno..

i will say his goal scoring ability is better.

Duffman955 07-16-2012 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by HockeyGuruPitka (Post 52597669)
Frattin reminds me more of Brown.. Hes definitely not as intense/strong/aggressive/fast/agile as brown but does posses similar qualities. He got pretty rag dolled against Buffalo's Foligno..

i will say his goal scoring ability is better.

For what its worth, Brown is a terrible fighter as well.

My Sweet Shadow 07-16-2012 01:41 PM

It's reasonable to say that his playing style is reminiscent of Callahan or Brown. Great shot, strong skating, and very physical on the forecheck. Will he be as successful as those two in the future? That's being extremely optimistic and kind of the best-case-scenario. I'll be happy if he turns into an effective 2nd-liner.

Raym11 07-16-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Pink (Post 52597073)
I agree.

Not sure he has the swagger to be like Brown/Callahan. Both those guys like to get under their opponent's skin and that involves going out of their way to hit, chirp, start crap after the whistle, etc.

Frattin needs more confidence to be like that. He should start watching those Youtube videos of Beauchemin bouncing off him.

But I wouldn't worry. I think we should worry about him just putting the puck in the net and using his linemates better. I like his hustle and positioning, a lot.



How does he needs more confidence? I think he was the one player all year that showed confidence. He just also showed that he was a rookie.


Name another player on the Leafs who drives the net and has the speed and strength of Frattin. There isnt one

He is going to get Kulemin shipped out of town if he hasn't already, he does everything Kulemin does but better and more, and Kulemin had such a **** year this year and is having trouble re-signing.

Frattin might not be the same calibre of a Callahan or Brown but he has potential to be close. I'm sure he will throw the body more this year

DaveT83* 07-16-2012 01:49 PM

I love this kid. Lots of character. Solid as a tree. His scoring touch will come at the big level - I can't count how many times he rang a shot off the post last season. I'm already more comfortable having him in our Top6 than MacA (and his bone-headed penalties)

Earth Rocker 07-16-2012 01:52 PM

He can be a player like that, has the tools and hits hard. Just needs a mean streak.

Preisst 07-16-2012 02:15 PM

I like Frattin a lot as a player but I haven't seen any of the sandpaper or grit in him that Callahan and Brown have.

Predaleafs 07-16-2012 02:16 PM

I see the similarities between them but i dont think he has the leadership and that is a key part to both of there games. Callahan and Brown are guys who give everything for their teammates. Guys who will block a shot in a 5-1 game and go hard all 60 minutes for all 82 games.

Thats where the comparision ends. Yea Frattin is hard working but i dont think he has the leadership. In my eyes he maxes out as a 25-30 goal scorer and maybe 60 points in a season but that is his potential he will more than likely average 20 goals and 45 points throughout his career and a good defensive game with alittle edge but will never have that leadership qualities that those two have

weems 07-16-2012 02:20 PM

Frattin reminds me of Chuck Kobasew circa 2007-2008.

Guy who will give you around 20 goals and 20 assists over a season, play physical in spurts and generally be fairly decent defensively.

Leaf Rocket 07-16-2012 02:25 PM

I wish but that is not the case. As it seems it's more like that Jerry D'amigo is our Callahan, while Biggs is hopefully our Dustin brown. Regardless each prospect are different and can only hope for them to become such players

Pyromaniac3 07-16-2012 03:54 PM

Frattin shoots more than those players. Brown and Callahan also hit a lot more than Frattin.

Griffski 07-16-2012 04:00 PM

Not really. Frattin is a strong more shoot first sniper. I can't think of a comparison off the top of my head.

Good prospect though. 30g potential with that release he's got...

LMFAO 07-16-2012 04:03 PM

he reminds me more of Michael Ryder

Brozak 07-17-2012 01:43 PM

The physicality is definitely there. Frattin needs to up his offensive skills to be compared to the two mentioned, but honestly I could see it happening for sure. He needs a top six role though.




Sypher04 07-17-2012 01:46 PM

Frattin isn't likely to become a top 6 forward IMO. I see him more likely as a very good 3rd liner. Tweener

PresidentCamacho* 07-17-2012 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by KONOHA (Post 52635517)
The physicality is definitely there. Frattin needs to up his offensive skills to be compared to the two mentioned, but honestly I could see it happening for sure. He needs a top six role though.

Ya but those hits were completely accidental.

What I'd like to see more of is that hit on Ponikarovsky, where he actually hit him intentionally. Doesn't even have to be huge, just finish the check or hit to separate the puck.

will13 07-17-2012 02:00 PM

Id say he translates into more of a mike knuble type player. Both had very similar stats early in their career in college and in their first year in the nhl. They both posses good physicality, good size (frattin plays bigger than 6 feet tall), and a good goal scoring touch.


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