Buying out Franzen's Contract
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02-24-2012, 01:51 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ann Arbor
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You want to buy out the contract of the player who has been leading the team in goals all season? And is second in points? And has a relatively decent playoff resume?
He may be leading the club in goals, but the only defense of his play right now is his playoff resume.
They should clone Johan Franzen and make Franzen lifejackets on an Italian cruise ship.
What I'm trying to say is he's a floater.
That said, nobody is buying him out.
I'd support trading him. But we know Holland wouldn't do that.
Holland could be offered Rick Nash or Alex Ovechkin, and he probably wouldn't trade him.
I honestly don't understand how he can be so freakin' useless on the ice, game-in, gameout.
Like, Bertuzzi has his rough spells. But he seems like even when he doesn't score that he makes things happen.
Also... Franzen was a center for a lot of years. One thing I notice about Franzen is that his goals don't come from the wings... Even on the entry to zone, it's rare to see him enter along the boards and then work his way to the middle of the ice.
When he crosses the blueline with the puck at middle-ice he's far more comfortable and way more dangerous.
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