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08-30-2012, 01:43 AM
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How does Kadri have any value if he is an AHL player with one of the worst teams in the NHL. Is it possible because teams recognize that for a player his age that development is not linear.
I don't see why this is so complicated. Franson would not even be on the Oilers pp so his offensive skills are going to be of far less use. The Oilers will use one dman per unit and he would sit behind both Petry and Whitney for sure and likely behind Schultz and maybe even Fedun.
If you want to give him to the Oilers for free I am sure they will take him. But they will not deal Paajarvi, a kid that they are still very high on despite the opinions of so many on here who probably saw if at mopst 2 times last year, for a defenseman who would not be in tehir longterm plans.
Franson is not a new name for Oiler fans. He has been dicussed since he was a prospect with Nashville. Many of us have followed his career quite closely since back then. So it is not like the comments you are hearing are all coming from ignorance of his game. I've probably seen him play as much or more than as most Leaf fans.
Because he's a project -- at 21 years old there is still room for him to grow into an AHL player. Same for Paajarvi. That however does not make either of these guys better players than Franson.
Franson would be on the Oiler PP, one of the reasons teams use 4 forwards is because a lack of powerplay defenceman. That being said, he's not available for Paajarvi nor Teubert. The player from Edmonton where a Franson deal may work is Khabibulin.
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