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10-30-2012, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiranis View Post
Corrado has 16 points on a team where the next highest scoring defenseman has 3 points and there's only 1 forward at PPG (tied with Corrado). He's also more of a shutdown guy than an offensive guy (hell, that's why he was nominated for the OHL award last season despite mediocre offensive numbers). He's also a captain. (One team has scored 43 goals, the other 66 who do you think had it tougher to pick up those points?)

Seen both play 2 games this year, thought Corrado played better... small sample size obviously, could've caught Corrado's best games and Ouellet's worst. The fact is, the margin between the two this season is minimal.
Corrado is off to a hot start, difference is is that Ouellet's start has been a bit hotter and unlike Corrado hes proven he can do it over a sample size bigger than 15 games. I also dont buy the entire teammate argument. Ouellets team has scored 66 goals, but when youre by far the leading scoring dman and out there 30 mins a game for the higher scoring team, chances are its cause youre helping create more.

I find being second in scoring on a top 5 team in the country while being the best dman in your league more impressive then solid numbers on a mediocre team. Not to mention the fact that Ouellet proved last year he could do it consistently and that he was capable of shutting down Yakupov in the summer series.

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