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10-01-2012, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Islanderfan17 View Post
Anyone who says he isn't capable of being/staying a 2C is out of their mind IMO. I understand that people think he's better suited to be a 3C, and I get the argument, but this guy is a workhorse with a solid 2 way game.

Frans is my favorite Islander too I wanted to get his jersey last season but ended up not pulling the trigger because I wasn't sure he'd re-sign or not (I learned my lesson with getting a Bergenheim jersey).
Frans is one of my Fav players in the entire NHL. I love what he brings each and every shift out there. However i do see him as a nice solid 3rd line Center. I think at best he is a POOR mans Second line center. His roll fits well as a 3rd line guy IMO. 2nd line might be a bit much. However there is nothing wrong with a splash of him being a second line as a fill in type of roll. I dont think he should be on a second line for any extended time frame.

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