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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2017, 12:07:03 PM »
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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2017, 12:18:19 PM »
Called it. If this was earlier in the season or in the off season, I'm sure someone grabs him. But every team is basically in a playoff hunt, and nobody has room for a player who is still basically at a training camp stage.

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2017, 12:50:02 PM »
Nice for us, asset-wise. Not so great for our contract count, and certainly not so great for Corrado. At least he'll get top 4 minutes to get back on track, and maybe get added to a deadline deal due to his 0% chance cracking a Babcock lineup.

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2017, 01:10:16 PM »
Nice for us, asset-wise. Not so great for our contract count, and certainly not so great for Corrado. At least he'll get top 4 minutes to get back on track, and maybe get added to a deadline deal due to his 0% chance cracking a Babcock lineup.

Forget top-4, with the Marlies depth (or lack of) on the right side and Keefe's comments on him during his conditioning stint, Corrado could very well be the teams #1 defenceman down there.

It'll be really interesting to see how the Marlies do for the rest of the year. You could say that they've essentially picked up a top pairing defenceman, a 1st line forward, and a very good starting goalie all in the past couple of weeks.

The defencemen we covered with Corrado. Griffith has 9 points in 6 games with the team so far since being claimed off waivers again and assigned down there. As for the goaltending, the Marlies went through the 1st half of the season stubbornly believing that Bibeau was the teams number 1 goalie despite his stats being pretty bad, especially post-October. Sparks started just 6 games for the team prior to Christmas. Sparks has now started 5 of the past 7 games for the team. He ranks 2nd in the league among goalies in GAA and 5th in save percentage. Bibeau is 33rd and 39th in those stats respectively. Hopefully Sparks continues to get the bulk of their starts going forward.


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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2017, 01:20:53 PM »

Speaking of which I'm sure it's a pro contract thing but is there really any reason why someone like Brooks is being left to put up video game numbers in the WHL as opposed to getting bumped to the Marlies? Or if you start the season in junior can you only move up for the playoffs?
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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2017, 01:24:00 PM »

Speaking of which I'm sure it's a pro contract thing but is there really any reason why someone like Brooks is being left to put up video game numbers in the WHL as opposed to getting bumped to the Marlies? Or if you start the season in junior can you only move up for the playoffs?

That's right. Once you've been assigned to your junior team you can't get recalled until your junior season is over.

I know the decision to not sign Brooks has been defended by saying we save a contract slot and ELC year, but I can't see how that's more beneficial to putting Brooks on a development path that's probably more beneficial to him. He should have been in the AHL this season.
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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2017, 02:00:40 PM »
As predicted by Carlton, Corrado is indeed the 1D for the Marlies in his short time there.

http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/toronto-marlies/2017/2/21/14673198/after-long-road-frank-corrado-is-thriving-with-marlies

He's been mentoring and making space for Nielsen to hone his craft, as well as bolstering a severely depleted Marlies' defense corps.

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Re: Leafs claim Marchenko off waivers, waive Corrado
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2017, 02:00:40 PM »