Thursday, August 2, 2012

PROSPECT OR SUSPECT? Philippe Cornet


Philippe Cornet
6’0  ,196 lbs
AGE: 22

Year         GP   G     A     P      +/-     Team
2006/07    46    7      14    21     4       Rimouski Oceanic
2007/08    61    23    26    49     14     Rimouski Oceanic
2008/09    63    29    48    77     -2      Rimouski Oceanic
2009/10    65    28    49    77     6       Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
2010/11    60    7      16    23     7       OKC Barons
2011/12    67    24    13    37     -3      OKC Barons
2011/12    2      0      1      1       0       Edmonton Oilers



At the 2008 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Edmonton, he scored a goal for Team Red in an eventual 8-4 loss... at 6-0, 173 pounds, he is undersized for the pro game and will need to add strength in order to become a quality NHL prospect... the No. 2 overall selection in the 2006 QMJHL draft, he can line up at both center or left wing... produced 49 points in 61 games for Rimouski in 2007-08... has slick moves and deft playmaking ability, but can also find the back of the net regularly...


That was then......and this is now. A lot has changed for Cornet who has not become the player the Oilers had hoped. He did however take a huge step forward this past year and produced in the goal department very well notching 24 goals. A lot of those goals were earlier on in the season however and Cornet did not continue that rapid pace as the season neared its end. 


His first year as a pro was a difficult one with adjusting to the game but this past season went a long ways to even getting a quick 2 game look during injuries.I will say this, he put on 23 pounds as he grew into his frame. His off ice conditioning showed he has a goal and won't stop at anything to try to make that happen.


Last August 2011 I wrote the following here at Oilers Jambalaya.....
Cornet is a player who has needed time to adjust to the speed of the pro game. He's not a player who is found out of position, lost on the ice or even making bad mistakes. He is just struggling to be the player he was in jr. His development curve is starting to look familiar to the same as Ryan O'Marra. Good player but development has slowed and too many new young prospects coming into the system. Maybe he has to discover himself at the pro level.  Most likely he will be a player sometime down the road, but not sure it will be with the Edmonton Oilers. BUBBLE player who will need to play above his head this year in order to make any progress out of that BUBBLE!

REVS TAKE: Now 2 years into his Pro debut with OKC, Cornet is still working on his game development. No one out there will be selecting Cornet as a call up to the Oilers provided they are not over took with injuries. His high end potential is more the style of a third line winger but likely will not see a spot other then fourth line duty. Another player who you got to admire his work ethic and determination but very few players even make it to the NHL level and I don't see Philippe doing so either. I say SUSPECT

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2 comments:

  1. the service's are nice? I will remember that, even though I am pretty uncertain if it will continue....I am joking. Not sure exactly what you are referring to...lol

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