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08-09-2012, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by TimoneX View Post
JBo is horribly overpaid, his contract is the real stinker here. All those $$$ and noone has a clue how he'd play in the post season, since he's never played a playoff game.

While Franzen is statistically slightly better offensively than Hudler in the regular season and substantially better defensively, Franzen is head and shoulders above Hudler come playoff time, it's not even close. He's also more versatile and more physical.

Franzen >> Hudler.

How is a reliable 30 goal/50pt scorer that's sound defensively locked into a $4m cap hit long term such a bad thing? Franzen can clearly take over playoff games.
He will shortly be turning 33 years old, and is signed for EIGHT more seasons at an 4M dollar cap hit.

I understand that Franzen brings a great playoff resume and has more intangibles, but his age and contract length make him an unattractive option to trade for. It's really that simple.

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