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06-02-2011, 09:39 PM
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I'd say Franson was our top trade chip with Josi being NHL ready and Blum having surpassed him on the depth charts last season. Ellis definitely has a higher value, but I just don't see us trading him right now. Franson is due a new contract after next season. Ellis has three years left on his deal. Cost control is always an issue to take into consideration here...
Ellis's name was mentioned in quite a few trade rumors around the deadline...from at least semi-legitimate\major sources. Someone I once spoke to with a decent bit of credibility(as much as one can have in the Nashville media) said there was more truth to a deal centered around Ellis and Clarke MacArthur than most thought, although he didn't know if there was anything else involved.
At some point, if there's enough smoke...
I do agree that, while I like Franson more than most around here, and think he's much, much better than given credit for, I'd rather he be dealt than Ellis...unless there's a team that's willing to give a legitimate scoring threat that won't budge on wanting Ellis...at which point, it sucks to lose a great prospect, but that's the reason we've stockpiled, supposedly.
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