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#31 GrassyPonderous

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

The more I look into this kid, the more I'm impressed with him.

He plays on a terrible team called the Sudbury Wolves in the OHL where their best player is Marcus Foligno. The team's top scorer is a '91-born undrafted defenseman that was -31 on the season.

Corrado apparently became their top-pairing defenseman and plays tons of minutes as well as 1st unit PP and presumably 1st unit PK (since he's their top defenseman). This kid is looking very good right now.

I compare him to Toronto's 1st rounder Stuart Percy.

Percy: 4G29A33P in 63GP 50PIM
Corrado: 4G26A30P 67GP 97PIM

You'll notice that Percy had 3 more points in 4 less games than Corrado. However, you need to realize that Percy plays for a very good team in the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors - the runner-up in this year's OHL Championship.

I think Corrado can be a decent NHLer if he puts in the work to follow the Canucks development program and trains hard to become a better player. He'll get tons of ice time this upcoming season and could impress.

I'm definitely keeping an eye on this guy's stats next season.

I don't think I've ever been this keen on a draft year. Looks like a very deep year compared to last year. Not knocking on the 2010 draftees, but I wasn't very excited about them - not even Patrick McNally. But this year, we got some gems late in the rounds as well.

Looking forward to these 4 in particular - Jensen, Honzik, Labate and Corrado. Kind of curious what Tommernes is capable of as well if he makes the jump this season. I really liked 2008 and 2011 overall. 2009 had Rodin and Schroeder, but the later rounders weren't as promising as the 2008 and 2011 draftees.



Which late rounders are exciting from 2008? What counts as a late rounder?

2008: Froshaug doesn't appear to be coming this way anytime soon. Rai is an unknown. Morgan Clark was released.

2009: Connauton (is 3rd late?) shows promise to be an offensive contributor, Peter Andersson plays that quiet, solid 2-way Swedish game teams covet, Joe Cannata is a solid NCAA goaltender, and Steven Anthony just won a Memorial Cup and signed a contract.


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Posted 14 July 2011 - 01:22 PM

Just saw the prospect cam videos on the main page Posted Image

Man this guy's got character for sureeee

Anyone else think he reminds you of Juice? Posted Image
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 01:40 PM

Seems like a character for sure, it'll be very interesting following their stats. Always so much easier to follow if they're in the CHL though! Posted Image

Seems like quite a bit of depth in the draftees this year, but likewise I also wasn't that interested in last year's crop. I think 2009 was definitely a good haul though as quite a few of those guys seem to have at least decent potential to become NHL'ers. Maybe just the larger the haul, the more exciting it is?
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:01 PM

Which late rounders are exciting from 2008? What counts as a late rounder?

2008: Froshaug doesn't appear to be coming this way anytime soon. Rai is an unknown. Morgan Clark was released.

2009: Connauton (is 3rd late?) shows promise to be an offensive contributor, Peter Andersson plays that quiet, solid 2-way Swedish game teams covet, Joe Cannata is a solid NCAA goaltender, and Steven Anthony just won a Memorial Cup and signed a contract.

Hmm. I thought Connauton was a 2008 draft pick because he's the same age as Sauve and Hodgson, but I guess he was passed on in his first draft year. Anything over 2nd round is a crap shoot in my opinion, so I did consider Connauton as a good gamble pick. Also, Steven Anthony looks good for a 7th rounder as well.

So I guess 2009 does look pretty good late in the rounds. I guess 2008 was only successful up until Yann Sauve, so 2nd round Posted Image
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

Btw where was that golf course? Looked a bit like the one at Central Park in Burnaby but I'm not sure, could be wrong.
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:01 PM

I believe it was Stanley Park pitch and putt.
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:16 PM

Hmm. I thought Connauton was a 2008 draft pick because he's the same age as Sauve and Hodgson, but I guess he was passed on in his first draft year. Anything over 2nd round is a crap shoot in my opinion, so I did consider Connauton as a good gamble pick. Also, Steven Anthony looks good for a 7th rounder as well.

So I guess 2009 does look pretty good late in the rounds. I guess 2008 was only successful up until Yann Sauve, so 2nd round Posted Image

it's kinds funny how Connauton is 5 days younger than both Sauve and Hodgson (who were born on the same day), but they were drafted a year apart.

as for 2008, we has 5 picks, a 1st a 2nd and a 5th, 6th, and 7th.Prab was our 5th rounder, and still might turn into something, he impressed last camp, but missed a full season, so we'll see).
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:10 PM

Even if only Hodgson and Sauve work out (hopefully, and they already both reached the NHL this year too!) I'd still consider the 2008 draft a good year. Every draft you should aim to have at least 2 guys make it. Holding out hope for Rai too, as Clark is longer in the system and Froshaug doesn't seem to be amounting to much unless he comes over here.

It's interesting that Gillis is willing to draft guys who are a little bit older or have been passed over starting with the 3rd round and beyond, as we saw with Connauton and Grenier.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:31 PM

Rounding down to my last few videos... here is Corrado.



Had a bit of a problem with some crackling audio since the original video was like that. Hope it isn't too noticable.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:41 PM

Is it just me of does this kid play exactly same style as bieksa....he jumps up in play like him and also overplays his guys at times like bieksa lol shud be an interesting player to watch.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for taking the time to make these. Great to be able to see video of some of our prospects early on.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:20 PM

Wow, awesome. I'm really eager to see Corrado develop.

Clearly needs to work on his defensive game still, but seems to play with his heart on his sleeve.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:03 AM

Niceeeee. These vids are great.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:20 PM

"Young Corrado impressed me.You can see a lot of upside there."AV commenting after the 2-1 Nucks win over the Oil.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:23 PM

Also very pleasantly surprised with how well Corrado played tonight.

I noticed him less than I noticed Baumgartner and Parent for all the wrong reasons.

Didn't see a single mistake made by Corrado tonight. That was a great game for him.

Edited by Dasein, 22 September 2011 - 09:24 PM.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:21 AM

I see a lot of Bieksa in him. 1 pick earlier 10 years later, can't wait to see how he turns out :D
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:08 AM

"Young Corrado impressed me.You can see a lot of upside there."AV commenting after the 2-1 Nucks win over the Oil.

not bad for a kid that wasn't in building when he was drafted because he was playing golf.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 11:28 AM

I really love watching this kid play. I can't really say that I'm terribly impressed with his toughness because he makes Tanev look physical but it's so entertaining to watch how squirrely he can be with and without the puck. He made a few terrible pinches last game but all the same - very excited to watch him grow.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:48 PM

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Frank Corrado.

Corrado, 18, averaged 20:46 ice time per game, blocked four shots and was +1 through two NHL Pre-Season games played with the Vancouver Canucks in 2011.

The Woodbridge, Ontario native spent the 2010.11 season with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League, collecting 30 points (4-26-67) in 67 games.

The 6'0", 188-pound defenceman was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round, 150th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Corrado has been assigned to his junior club, the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL.

http://canucks.nhl.c...s.htm?id=589591

Hard work pays off. MG signed Corrado to an ELC before sending him back to his junior team, the Sudbury Wolves (OHL).

He looked really good playing 20+ minutes against an Oilers team that featured more than half their actual lineup. Very excited to see how this kid progresses this season. He won't make this year's WJC Team Canada, but with a good solid season this year, he could push for a spot on next year's WJC roster IMO.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:07 PM

Corrado has impressed during the preseason. Has played solid defense and has not been overmatched too often. Not very big but plays with a lot of heart. Definately reminds me of Bieksa. Even shoots right like him.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 11:03 PM

Contract is deserved with his impressive play. But he doesn't remind me of Bieksa one bit. Different style completely.
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 05:58 PM

Congrats on the contract! Thought he did very well in the game against the Oil. :)
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:02 PM

I caught the Knights/Wolves game tonight and was happy to get to watch a prospect of ours get to play for a while. He actually got in a fight with Jarred Tinordi (first round pick of the Habs... huge defenseman) after Tinordi absolutely leveled another Sudbury player. Frank came in and gave him a bump and looked to be trying to skate back into the play but before he could Tinordi had his gloves off and was pounding away at him. Frank held Jarred off for a while but ended up getting punched literally dozens of times in the head (so many that there was a substantial amount of blood on the ice I THINK that was actually from Tinordi's hand). Corrado actually got the instigator penalty and the Knights went on to win the game 8-2 BUT all the same I thought you all might be interested in hearing about our brave little man standing up to a giant... even if he did go on to regret it afterward.

*Note: I'm incredibly tired so I apologise if any of that was confusing or the spelling and/or grammar was poor*
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:09 PM

Thanks for sharing with us! Hope he's alright, though you gotta admire his courage.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:31 AM

Frank Corrado got rocked by Jarred Tinordi in a fight. Although Corrado trying to step up for his teammate who got checked hard and showed heart, at 6'7'' tinordi can pretty much lay a beating on anyone in the junior



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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:41 AM

Ouch thats gotta hurt :P
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:01 PM

Wow. I hope Frankie likes the taste of fists, cause he was eating them like crazy. Good that he stood up though.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:37 PM

The more I see of Corrado the more I like. It takes a lot of toughness to do what he did there against a guy like Tinordi. Nice job Corrado for giving your best in an unequal fight.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:53 PM

Can't have your guys getting run over like that. Good work (even though he kinda lost the fight :P ).
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:03 PM

Just checked in on his stats on the Sudbury site and he's at 3 GP 0 G 2 A -5 15 PIM's. Not too shabby, I can see he's been scrapping some. Don't bite off more than you can chew Frankie.
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