Thread: Value of: Johan Frazen
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04-09-2009, 01:59 PM
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13 goals in the playoffs last year is more than the entire blues roster has scored the last few years.

It's great that you feel non-elite player shouldn't make over 5mil a season, but I really don't think the players, NHLPA, NHL, and agents care what a homer mod on HFBoards thinks. Considering guys like Malone(6mil, 4.5cap), Horcoff, Drury, Kariya, and Richards all make upwards of 5million, the reality of salaries in the NHL is obviously too complicated for you to understand and goes against your "opinion".

The fact is, Franzen has put up 33 goals, is around a 40 goal pace over 82 games, is versatile in that he can play center or wing, good defensively, and a big body make him a very valuable commodity, especially for teams like the Habs and Pens. He's also become a gamebreaker and has scored multiple highlight reel goals, such as his beautiful goal against the Blue recently.

But you're probably right, he's only good because of the Wings system, and the fact that they get so many power plays just given to them from the refs. That's really the only reason the Wings even have a franchise anymore, the NHL needed a good team in the Central to get the fans of the other four teams to actually go to 8 games a year, so they HAD to have Detroit be great.

Yes, it all makes sense!

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