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Offline CarltonTheBear

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 12:16:23 PM »
I had a feeling this would happen. Marchenko is nothing special, but if a rightie goes down he's a lot more likely to get playing time than Corrado.

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 12:43:05 PM »

Tough for Corrado to be treated the way he was but hopefully he'll latch on somewhere.
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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 01:02:02 PM »
Frankly Frankie was becoming a distraction what with his incessant whining, stirring the TSN trade rumor pot day in and day out, and eating all the do-nuts up in the press box before Lou could get any.

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 01:04:01 PM »
Fly free, Frankie.

Marchenko >> Polak, but only after the Trade Deadline.

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 01:09:50 PM »
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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 01:56:39 PM »
Frankly Frankie was becoming a distraction what with his incessant whining, stirring the TSN trade rumor pot day in and day out, and eating all the do-nuts up in the press box before Lou could get any.

If you think about it, he's probably the reason they've played like such independent contractors the last few games.
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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 02:25:37 PM »
I wouldn't go so far as to call him a cancer, but he certainly was an upper respiratory infection.

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2017, 03:09:33 PM »
I like this. He and Zaitsev are buddies, and Babcock endorsed. It will be interesting to see how he gets along. At very least maybe we rid ourselves of Polak

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2017, 03:17:49 PM »
Marchenko has another year at 1.45M

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2017, 03:21:13 PM »
I like this. He and Zaitsev are buddies, and Babcock endorsed. It will be interesting to see how he gets along. At very least maybe we rid ourselves of Polak

Be nice if this ends up being a steal. Babcock may have earned the 3rd rounder going to Detroit for his hiring.

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2017, 03:29:08 PM »

He's not exactly an unknown quantity. He's 25 with 110 NHL games under his belt. The odds of him being much of anything are pretty slim and at best he's a #6 guy if/when/please the team trades Hunlak at the deadline.

Just space filling at this point.
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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2017, 03:30:28 PM »
So Russia used Zaitsev & Marchenko as a pairing in the World Cup, which some say was their best. I wonder if Babcock tries this despite their both being righties. Gardiner has been pretty bad for a good stretch.

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2017, 05:33:52 PM »
Not much to get excited over.  At least he'll fill a spot.


https://www.nhl.com/player/alexey-marchenko-8476289

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2017, 10:22:23 AM »
Here is what the Hockey News has to say about him...
Assets
Has an excellent frame (6-3, 210 pounds), plus plenty of puck-moving ability from the back end. Plays with poise with the puck on his stick and owns good hockey sense.
Flaws:
Is not physically imposing, which negates his size advantage at the National Hockey League level to some extent. Points are not easy to come by for him, either.
Career Potential:
Quality puck-moving defenseman.

Sounds like a righthanded Martin Marincin who can actually handle the puck and hopefully doesn't take stupid penalties. Maybe he'll also learn a thing or two from Zaitsev. If he can just get the puck up to Leaf forwards he'll pick up more points. I think Hunwick has to go back in for Marincin. If Marchenko works out, Polak likely gets traded as someone mentioned earlier.


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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2017, 10:22:23 AM »