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Cody Franson Signs two year $800K per year
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09-08-2010, 03:35 PM
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Wasn't he supposed to prove himself last year? This is why so many are upset, he didnt prove himself and this seems like a huge waste of money.
Dude. He wasn't even supposed to sniff the NHL last season. Sulzer and Laakso were "the guys," and even Blum was supposedly better poised to step up. He supplanted a guy with a one-way contract, was one of the lone bright spots on a dismal power play, and put together a respectable point total in only 60 games. Is he rock solid defensively? No. But WHO CARES? They are called OFFENSIVE DEFENSEMEN for a reason. It's something that we as fans sometimes fail to grasp with guys like Zidlicky, Grebs, and now Franson--partly because our own coach sometimes doesn't grasp it. As long as someone is covering his butt, it works out. He gets paid(and a menial amount, by the way...not sure where your gripe with 800K is...) to put up points--something he did, and will continue to do. Have some perspective.
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