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09-06-2012, 09:00 PM
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Not really. It's more like you're missing the point people are trying to make with your argument. Your player with potential still has potential, but he also has a ton of question marks. While Sheahan does as well, his value to Detroit is much higher than Franson's would be.
What question marks do you have about Franson? He's a power play trigger man with a very accurate shot. He's an average defender who decided to use his size more effectively once traded to the Leafs. He is what he is, anywhere between a 4th to 7th defenseman, depending on the team he's on.
He was benched so much on the Leafs last season because Wilson wanted Komisarek and Schenn on the ice to provide a physical element, although they were both complete disasters defensively. Franson outplayed both Komi and Schenn by a country mile, it was just a matter of having 4 other defenseman that were better puck movers (Phaneuf, Liles, Gardiner and Gunnarsson).
In the end, he's still a young, useful defenseman on most teams...and yes, he is a proven NHL defenseman. 200 games in 3 seasons is proven.
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