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Colborne vs. Frattin

View Poll Results: If you can only choose 1 of these 2 in your team, who would you rather have?
Colborne 46 35.38%
Frattin 84 64.62%
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10-19-2012, 11:14 AM
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Colborne vs. Frattin

Who do you think is better and will be more helpful for the leafs?

I choose Colborne because he has more upside and seems like he would be better in the long run. Frattin is strong but Colborne is huge too.

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10-19-2012, 11:43 AM
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Colborne has size sure but he's not a big, strong kid. Frattin's probably stronger even though he's smaller.

My answer is Frattin. He seems like more of a gamer. More of an energtic type who can help you in a lot of ways. Colborne seems like he's 1 speed and doesn't have that extra drive/gear on the ice.

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10-19-2012, 12:06 PM
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I think it's Frattin by a wide margin.

If Colborne weren't a Leaf I think he'd largely ignored on this forum as a prospect.

As for Frattin, I think if things go his way he could pot 20-30 while throwing some solid up and down the ice.

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10-19-2012, 12:06 PM
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I think Frattin is more inter changeable and could be somewhat easily replaced. Colborne has a unique combination of size and skill and is in much more demand. Tall centers like Colborne don't become available easily. Especially when they have skill also. I think I would definitely keep Colborne if I had to choose between the two.

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10-19-2012, 12:11 PM
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For the Leafs its more important that Colbourne reach his potential.
right now Frattin is the better player fromwhat I've seen.

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10-19-2012, 12:12 PM
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Although both players will make some contribution to the Leafs eventually, i think Frattin looks to be the better player in the long run.

I really hope they can both become permanent part of the Leafs.

Colborne grew another half an inch in the summer! He is listed at 6-5, but I think he is taller.

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10-19-2012, 12:17 PM
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Colborne. His ceiling is harder to replace than Frattin's.

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10-19-2012, 12:22 PM
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Frattin's a good two-way player who knows how to use his size. If his skill doesn't translate into being an effective top 6 forward in the NHL, he can still be a really good 3rd line player.

Colborne? He has size, but doesn't use it as much. He has skill, though it remains to be seen whether or not he can translate it to the NHL, or even dominate the AHL for that matter. He's not particularly great defensively, meaning that if he can't become a consistent top 6 forward in the NHL, he essentially wouldn't be providing any service since he wouldn't be a good enough fit for a 3rd line.

I'd say Frattin.

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10-19-2012, 12:36 PM
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Tough question because they are at different points in their development.

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Colborne. Frattin turns 25 already in like 3 months. Colborne has a higher ceiling and is younger.

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10-19-2012, 12:46 PM
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Frattin. I see him as the leafs best prospect outside of Morgan Rielly...


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Short term - Frattin. He's shown he can play in the NHL. Have to say that he's the safer investment of the two.

Long term - possibly Colborne. He needs more patience and time to develop.

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I think Frattin is more inter changeable and could be somewhat easily replaced. Colborne has a unique combination of size and skill and is in much more demand. Tall centers like Colborne don't become available easily. Especially when they have skill also. I think I would definitely keep Colborne if I had to choose between the two.
a tall, centre who IS joe colborne became easily available when the Boston Bruins deemed him expendable.

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Frattin. I see him as the leafs best prospect.
Lol. A 25 year old is the leafs best prospect..

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Lol. A 25 year old is the leafs best prospect..
I guess your 12? When did 25 become old and why should age be a factor? Shouldnt being a good player trump age? When did Grabovski start playing full time in the NHL may i ask?

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Frattin. I see him as the leafs best prospect.
Matt Frattin is a better prospect than Morgan Rielly.

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Matt Frattin is a better prospect than Morgan Rielly.
Oh ya! forgot about morgan. I was more or less talking in the context of everyone else... oops.

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Frattin. I see him as the leafs best prospect outside of Morgan Rielly...
Outrageous.

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I guess your 12? When did 25 become old and why should age be a factor? Shouldnt being a good player trump age? When did Grabovski start playing full time in the NHL may i ask?
Well now that you edited it , I looke stupid. My point was Morgan Rielly is a better prosepct, same with Kadri. Also if a 25 year old was our best prospect, we would pbly be in a bad position. I'm 18 btw.

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Frattin for me. He's already a solid third line winger, and I can see him having second line upside. Colborne has the offensive abilities to mature into a third or maybe even second line centre at the NHL level, but I think the flaws in his game might prevent him from being an effective NHLer. He seems slow to react defensively, often seems to be one step behind the play, I'm just not convinced he can keep up with the speed of the game at the NHL level, at least defensively. I can easily see him being a career AHLer who sees only spot duty at the NHL level.

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Well now that you edited it , I looke stupid. My point was Morgan Rielly is a better prosepct, same with Kadri. Also if a 25 year old was our best prospect, we would pbly be in a bad position. I'm 18 btw.
well my bad. I forgot about Rielly for some odd reason.

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Frattin is attractive because he's pretty much NHL ready at this point, but I take Colborne. It's close though, but I like Colborne's potential. Really, Colborne wasn't even half bad in his short NHL stint last year.

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I love frattin but when all is well and done. Colborne might be the superior player, he's younger and he's also got more upside than Frattin.

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I voted for Frattin because he spent the majority of the 2011-2012 season with the Maple Leafs and we know what he can do, plus I think he can get even better.

However if he's given a chance to play more then a couple of games I think Colborne can be just as good and he also needs to at least stay healthy during his time now with the Marlies.

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I love frattin but when all is well and done. Colborne might be the superior player, he's younger and he's also got more upside than Frattin.
Colborne is a shy player. I frequent Marlies games and hes not one for getting involved physically. He doesnt have the ability to drive to the net. He needs to watch Jamie Benn play puck, kid is a beat. Very similarily built and talented yet one is a man and the other is a boy.



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