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09-15-2012, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by leugangen View Post
Read some advanced stats - Franson is our third or fourth best defenseman. Just because he was misused doesn't mean he is a bad player.
Curious what stats you're referring to. Franson certainly didn't appear very useful (or even moderately useful) in my viewings. I'd consider him 6th at best among Leafs D last season, 5th now because of the Schenn trade... and even then, I expect Holzer to pass him quickly.

Gardiner
Phaneuf
Gunnarsson
Liles
Franson
Komisarek
Holzer

I will say there's a big gap in my mind between Gunnar and Liles, with Franson and Liles likely closer in value, but I'm frankly hoping that by the time the NHL starts up again Holzer, Rielly and others are pushing Liles, Franson and omisarek for icetime.

You say Cody is misused - given our "coaching", I'd agree that's a distinct possibility, but how do you think he should be used differently to maximize the assets he does bring to the table?

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