This offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed former Vancouver Canuck Frank Corrado to a one year, $600,000 contract.
Always opinionated blogger Steve Dangle has taken it upon himself to argue for more ice time for the young defenseman. In a recent article published on his blog (linked below), Dangle employs the hashtag #FreeFrankCorrado to communicate his feelings. At the time his article was written, Corrado had been a healthy scratch for every single one of Toronto’s games up until that point. While Dangle does not argue that Corrado would solve the team’s many defensive problems or even significantly improve the team’s play in their end of the ice, he does question why a player on the roster is being paid over half a million dollars to be scratched for each game. He should at least be given an opportunity to either prove himself as an every-game player or confirm the coach’s decision to scratch him. I tend to agree with Dangle in this regard, especially for a sizable young defenseman (Corrado is only 23). Regardless of Corrado’s fate, the Maple Leafs are looking to get back on track following a string of losses that have come after a hot start.