: Value of:
Cody Franson or Mike Komisarek.
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06-19-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by
Franson was the 7th D on a bad D team, he has poor lateral movement and will often do his best imitation of a pylon to screen his own goalie. He does skate well north to south and will hit once in a while, with a above average shot. Hockey sense is questionable. He'll be the 6/7 D on most teams.
Mike Komisarek had a higher value with the leaf team and at times he was solid, but like the OP said he is overpaid. Might have some value to a team needing to reach the cap floor. If he ever came back to form, he could be a 2nd pairing D.
Franson plays on a bad team, the year before he played on a good team with Nashville. It's in no way his fault as a depth dman that Toronto doesn't have the top end talent that other teams do but he's just as good of a depth player as other teams depth player.
I agree with the rest of your post though. I could see him returning something like an early 2nd or a mid/late 2nd plus 3rd round pick but no way is a depth dman who plays insulated 5 on 5 minutes, doesn't ever penalty kill and is a 2nd powerplay option going to garner a huge return. I don't see him having a role in Toronto with Phaneuf, Liles and Gardiner taking up the vast majority of the powerplay time.
There is a reason Nashville traded him to us as opposed to guys like Blum, Ellis, etc.
Both Tampa Bay and Dallas seem like ideal landing spots for him as both teams don't spend to the cap, could use a Dman who can help offensively and probably won't want to overpay for Wideman or Carle in free agency.
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