Thread: Johan Fransson
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05-04-2004, 12:42 PM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Le depisteur
No, he's rather 19... During the 2002-2003, Fransson had a lot of problems with injuries and decided to opt out of the 2003 draft, which means he is eligible this year for the 2004 draft... But, despite this fact, I would be very happy if the Habs pick him...

Fransson is a skilled, smooth-skating rearguard who plays a strong transition game. He possesses a dangerous point shot thanks to a quick, accurate release. He doesn't have a hulking frame, but plays a solid physical game...
"Solid physical game"....Any comparisons to Kronwall? Because to me, otherwise Fransson sounds a bit more like Markov, and the way I'd think about adding another mid-sized defenseman to my future top-4 would preferably be if he could bring at least a bit of aggressiveness and ability to make some surprising hits, like Kronwall can.

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