Thread: Value of: Johan Franzen
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11-12-2012, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Datsyuk Dangles View Post
With Brunner, Nyquist, and Tatar all ready for a spot and Detroit's abundance of forwards, Franzen might be expendable. Just wondering what teams would give up for him. Detroit needs are #1 defenseman, solid defensive defensemen in general, and maybe a scoring winger. Detroit is NOT in a rebuild mode so he won't be dealt for picks or prospects however.
I like all those prospects a lot but the hate for Franzen in Detroit is pretty laughable. He is the leading goal scorer the last several years. He is far more consistent than the haters would have you believe outside of a huge slump two years ago after the all-star break. He has huge playoff numbers, those guys aren't putting him in danger.

The only reason I even buy him being moved is if they do go into a full rebuild or his comments about not having fun really upset management. For the right upgrade I could see it, but his value is really tough to establish. My guess is he is one of those rare guys around here whose value is slightly more in GM circles than it is around here. He is a 30 goal scorer who has a 3.95 cap hit and most of the big years in real pay already paid for. If the league does get their penalty for the original signing team, he becomes more attractive.

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