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10-29-2012, 11:25 PM
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Frank Corrado named OHL Player of the Week


Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Vancouver Canucks prospect Frank Corrado of the Sudbury Wolves is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 28 after scoring one goal and six assists for seven points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.



Corrado becomes the first defenceman to claim the award this season in a week highlighted by a career-best five assist performance on Friday night as first star of a 7-2 win over the Niagara IceDogs.  On Saturday the Wolves captain recorded one assist despite a 3-1 loss to the Owen Sound Attack, then scored his first goal of the season on Sunday in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Mississauga Steelheads.… read more



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Mark my words, the kid is going to be a good NHL player.

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Can't believe we got him in the 5th round.

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Officially our best D prospect. Sorry K-Conn.

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And I figured his lack of production last year was a little concerning. At this rate, he'll be past last year's numbers by the end of November.

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Can't believe we got him in the 5th round.
Even if Frankie could be 4/5 dman I'd be ecstatic.

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Officially our best D prospect.
Something depressing about that.

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There is? He's currently a Top 3-5 D in the OHL. His play is what should be used to judge him, not his draft position. He has outplayed guys like Murphy and Harrington this year.

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There is? He's currently a Top 3-5 D in the OHL. His play is what should be used to judge him, not his draft position. He has outplayed guys like Murphy and Harrington this year.
Tiranis who would you compare him to? I know people hate comparisons but from what i've seen of him he reminds me a bit of Timmonen but a touch bigger.

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Tiranis who would you compare him to? I know people hate comparisons but from what i've seen of him he reminds me a bit of Timmonen but a touch bigger.
I've heard a younger Salo before. The kids a good skater, good first pass, and a booming shot. He seems to be a rather complete defenseman, much like Salo was.

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I've heard a younger Salo before. The kids a good skater, good first pass, and a booming shot. He seems to be a rather complete defenseman, much like Salo was.
I don't like the Salo comparison, prior to this season and even more so this season. Salo was never a nasty defenceman, nor was he ever "cocky" or captain material either. He preferred to use his size and positioning to defend. He also wasn't one to skate the puck out preferring to use his outlet pass instead.

Corrado has that swagger that you see from young defensemen like Letang and PK Subban. He's small but he's not afraid to get rough and does quite frequently. In fact, I saw him play 2 games this season and the guy he reminds me of right now a little bit is Letang — better defensively, worse offensively but he's got a lot of the same tools and uses them in a similar way. Last season he was more reserved offensively so I wouldn't have made that comparison then but he's definitely pushing the pace this year.

Besides his intelligence, his best asset is his skating. I don't know how his top speed is, but his pivots and edge work and just overall ability to get around the ice is beyond excellent. Plus he can turn on a dime. He improves on it every year too.


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I don't like the Salo comparison, prior to this season and even more so this season. Salo was never a nasty defenceman, nor was he ever "cocky" or captain material either. He preferred to use his size and positioning to defend. He also wasn't one to skate the puck out preferring to use his outlet pass instead.
Besides his intelligence, his best asset is his skating. I don't know how his top speed is, but his pivots and edge work and just overall ability to get around the ice is beyond excellent. Plus he can turn on a dime. He improves on it every year too.
This guy sounds like he has the intangibles to be a #1. What's his size? Vineault insists his d-men take hits in the d-zone to free up pucks for their partners, or back-checking forwards. (A big reason why he does not play Ballard, is Ballard does not do this well.) He does not have to be a monster if he has the smarts of Hamhuis, but bigger (in Vinault's system) is better.

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I don't like the Salo comparison, prior to this season and even more so this season. Salo was never a nasty defenceman, nor was he ever "cocky" or captain material either. He preferred to use his size and positioning to defend. He also wasn't one to skate the puck out preferring to use his outlet pass instead.

Corrado has that swagger that you see from young defensemen like Letang and PK Subban. He's small but he's not afraid to get rough and does quite frequently. In fact, I saw him play 2 games this season and the guy he reminds me of right now a little bit is Letang better defensively, worse offensively but he's got a lot of the same tools and uses them in a similar way. Last season he was more reserved offensively so I wouldn't have made that comparison then but he's definitely pushing the pace this year.

Besides his intelligence, his best asset is his skating. I don't know how his top speed is, but his pivots and edge work and just overall ability to get around the ice is beyond excellent. Plus he can turn on a dime. He improves on it every year too.
Ya his pivots are godly. I remember watching him pivot in drills in the prospect camp and he just made everyone else look sluggish in comparison.

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Tiranis who would you compare him to? I know people hate comparisons but from what i've seen of him he reminds me a bit of Timmonen but a touch bigger.
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Ya his pivots are godly. I remember watching him pivot in drills in the prospect camp and he just made everyone else look sluggish in comparison.
Is this guy as good as Morgan Rielly, or Griffin Reinheart? He sounds like he may be?

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Is this guy as good as Morgan Rielly, or Griffin Reinheart? He sounds like he may be?
You're getting a head of yourself. He hasn't really shown the same offensive talent those guys have. He does great work helping his team sustain the attack, and most of his points are secondary assists for that reason.

Promising pick, none the less. Hope he keeps this pace up and continues to assert himself.


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Is this guy as good as Morgan Rielly, or Griffin Reinheart? He sounds like he may be?
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Officially our best D prospect. Sorry K-Conn.
Well, he is in his 4th season of juniors. Let's see how he does in the AHL before we crown him. I'm still thinking Connaughton will be awsome.

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Is this guy as good as Morgan Rielly, or Griffin Reinheart? He sounds like he may be?
Haven't seen either play this season, but I would guess (based on last season) that he's worse offensively than Rielly and worse defensively than Reinhart, but he's also better than the former defensively and better than the latter offensively.

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You're getting a head of yourself. He hasn't really shown the same offensive talent those guys have. He does great work helping his team sustain the attack, and most of his points are secondary assists for that reason.

Promising pick, none the less. Hope he keeps this pace up and continues to assert himself.
I think you're underrating his offensive play this year. His team has scored 43 goals and Leivo is the only other forward at PPG (tied with Corrado for points). The second highest scoring D-man is at 3 points. Corrado is not just sustaining the attack, he's a key part of it.

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Can't believe we got him in the 5th round.
Well our Ontario scouts can't keep on firing blanks can they? I mean, their not like our Western Canada scouts.....

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What are the chances he gets invited to the team Canada camp? He wasn't in the summer which bugged me.

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Corrado is looking like he could be good enough to have a decent impact on the Canucks NEXT season.

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Corrado is looking like he could be good enough to have a decent impact on the Canucks NEXT season.

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As much as people here like to fantasize about it, this almost never happens, for a player to come straight out of junior and make an impact. Think about how many players get drafted every year and how many actually do much of anything right out of juniors.

We've predicted the same thing for all of our past prospects and it's never materialized. (Hodgson? Schroeder?)

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As much as people here like to fantasize about it, this almost never happens, for a player to come straight out of junior and make an impact. Think about how many players get drafted every year and how many actually do much of anything right out of juniors.

We've predicted the same thing for all of our past prospects and it's never materialized. (Hodgson? Schroeder?)
There's a reason the Canucks made it so they can recall Corrado to camp when the NHL does start up again. Gillis thought he could compete in camp this season and has said as much repeatedly on the radio, so I don't see why he wouldn't have a chance next season.

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