Benjo wrote:Out of that lot I'd rather go with Bieksa/Tanev/Corrado along the right side
Rumsfeld wrote:Corrado is a keeper but we can't pencil him onto the roster yet. He needs to play some pro hockey and build up his confidence on the farm. He'd be the first callup when the inevitabe defense injuries begin.
vic wrote:Rumsfeld wrote:Corrado is a keeper but we can't pencil him onto the roster yet. He needs to play some pro hockey and build up his confidence on the farm. He'd be the first callup when the inevitabe defense injuries begin.
AV used up a year of his ELC by playing him the in the playoff this season.
If he is kept on the farm and only used as call up, might as well have kept AV behind the bench. The kid needs to play with NHL caliber players and develop in the big league - even if it's in a bottom 6 role. See: Tanev.
Lancer wrote:I'd love to be proven wrong, but I think Corrado is due for a market correction in his play next season. He may start on the opening lineup, but I wouldn't be surprised if he gets sent down to Utica(?) at some point next season.
Maybe getting Kostka or Lovejoy as a bottom-pairing option on right D wouldn't hurt. Certainly better than putting Cam Barker there, for certain.
Hopefully Alberts gets persuaded to come back. Agree that he played some solid hockey down the stretch and his size and physicality are something the Canucks will need moving forward. Now that AV is gone, he may just stick around.
I care about winning games and properly developing talent more than Corrado's ELC. He's better off playing a huge role against top AHL players than getting limited minutes in the NHL at this point. He also needs to get bigger and stronger. The team will IMO be better served with a veteran bottom-pairing guy who can actually inflict some punishment on the big forwards of the Western Conference. We already have a skinny young defenseman we are trying to develop in Tanev.
Now if Corrado is fantastic in camp and we have to give him a spot on the team, great. But we shouldn't go into this season counting on him playing with big club.
Tanev was 22 when he started playing a regular role with the big club. He also played college hockey with grown men.
Corrado is 20 and hasn't even played a game in the AHL. It's extremely unusual for a defenseman to jump right into the NHL out of junior and when it happens it often stunts the player's development.
It's not a good comparison.
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