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07-02-2012, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Cyris View Post
MacArthur > Raymond. He outproduces him offensively and has as many hits in the last 2 years as Raymond has in the last 4.
And what makes tanev so much better than Franson? Franson is bigger, more physical and and better offensively.
Chris Tanev as a rookie didn't need to be sheltered, has great defensive positioning and awareness, is calm and smooth and makes good decisions. Franson needs to be babysat, he was 7th in time on ice in Nashville and only played the PP and against weak lines, he can't be out against good competition. He was a healthy scratch in favour of Komisarek and luke Schenn when he was playing his worst. Franson is unreliable in his own zone and all that evidence proves my point. Tanev is a defenseman that knows how to play the position and was even on our top pairing in the playoffs.

Top pairing in playoffs vs healthy scratch in Toronto on a terrible defensive team and behind Shane O'Brien in ice time in Nashville the year before. Hmmmm what separates them

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