Wallner on Jared Coreau’s ‘second chance’

From the Grand Rapids Press’s Peter J. Wallner comes an article discussing Jared Coreau’s “second chance” to make the Wings’ roster:

Coreau, who went unclaimed when waived by the Red Wings out of camp and returned to the Grand Rapids Griffins, has been on a tear in the AHL.

On Monday, he was named the league’s Player of the Week after consecutive shutouts on the road last week against Western Conference-leading Manitoba. He stopped 66 shots.

Since Dec. 22, the 6-foot-6 Coreau has gone 13-2-3 with a 1.92 goals against average and a 0.933 save percentage in 18 appearances. During that span the Griffins have gone from being five games under 0.500 (10-15-1-3) to 10 games over 0.500 (28-18-1-6).

“He’s going to be fine,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said of Coreau on Tuesday. “He’s got a lot of swagger, he’s got a lot of confidence. I don’t think it’s going to faze him.”

For the season, Coreau has a 2.47 GAA and .916 save percentage. His 20 wins are third in the league.



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3 thoughts on “Wallner on Jared Coreau’s ‘second chance’”

  1. That’s a tough spot, as far as deciding on your backup for the last 25-ish games. Keep Coreau up? Or send him back and bring up, like Machovsky? But if you do that, how much do you shelter Machovsky? Coreau probably isn’t a NHL goalie, but he’s not a complete disaster. Machovsky at 24 is probably worth getting a look at, but with a bad D corps in front of him (that’s going to get worse once Green is traded), it might rattle him for good. I guess McCollum is another option, but I don’t know much about him, and at 28 it seems like if he was going to come up he would have been there by now.

  2. The odd part is that some media person intervied Jared and asked him where his game was at. He replied just average. I thought that was odd but shortly thereafter he went on a hot run. I think he was player of the week in the AHL. Coinsidently Mrazek was playing really well also.

    Did someone tell them that the Wings were trying to move Peter?

    Jared will get some scouts watching in case he makes a start vs their NHL team

    He plays on his knees a lot so movement from post to post is a bit slow. He seems huge in the net and seems like he really wants the NHL, good person.

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