Thread: LeBrun: Cody Franson is Available
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10-25-2011, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
Don't see the Habs being interested in Franson. Diaz has fit in nicely and Weber has shown progression and is starting to play more minutes effectively. Franson may have a bigger/taller body than those guys, but I don't see him displacing them or representing any significant upgrade.

I don't see bottom-pairing/shelter-requiring depth defenseman as being a need for the Habs. They could use a top-4 guy who can do the sheltering, but nothing less. Hopefully Markov comes back and stays back and can provide that, since it seems like the market is going to offer mostly bottom-pairing guys, and the price for true top-4 reliability is understandably out of Montreal's reach.
If fits nicely means second last in the nhl then so be it. People have neglected to acknowledge that Franson is young and has potential to improve.

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