Thread: Proposal: Pittsburgh - Detroit
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12-23-2012, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by limite View Post
It is true that he is an above-average defenseman. But his value is greatly magnified by the type of physical game he plays. As a player, he is not quite worth Franzen. But orpik is on an excellent contract. Franzen is on a bad contract, which helps even out the deal. It's a close call.
Franzen's contract is fine now and will be fine for many more seasons. And the now matters more. So no, it's not a deal-evener.

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