Thread: Proposal: Leafs-Canucks
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01-04-2013, 07:51 AM
Sergei Shirokov
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Originally Posted by TOGuy14 View Post
Tanev is better than Franson.

Tanev is definitely NOT better than Liles
Debatable, Tanev is already capable of top 4 minutes along side top NHL defensemen in key situations and doesn't miss a beat.

I would never trade Tanev for Liles myself, cause I think Tanev will be better than Liles by the end of this season.

Originally Posted by Phion Keneuf View Post
The article says he's a 3rd pairing guy who can play PP

What exactly is Tanev?
On our roster?

A 3rd pairing defensemen perfectly capable (Much more capable than Franson) of top 4 minutes.

On your roster he would probably be a top 4 defensemen, maybe he wouldn't start there but with his play and with the way some of your other guys play he would earn his way there.

Originally Posted by Phion Keneuf View Post
I'm just curious.
Put Franson on the Leafs and Tanev on the Canucks and I'm sure Tanev will be the "#7 on the leafs" and Franson will be the "able to play top 4 mins" D
I honestly doubt it, part of the reason no one here wants Franson for Tanev is because of Fransons bad defensive game.

Put Tanev on the Leafs and I think he earns his way into a top 4 role like Gardiner did as I mentioned above (Not saying he is as good as Gardiner so don't take that the wrong way)

Put Franson on the Canucks and I think he plays like Ballard did in 10/11 for us. Inconsistent with defensive Errors (Even though his "poor play" was greatly overblown and over disected IMO) But still.

Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
Yeah, a Franson for Alberts swap makes more sense. The Leafs move a player that doesn't want to be there and receive a big, physical, stay at home #6 dman. The Canucks move a left side guy where they are very deep for a natural right side guy where they lack depth. Franson would fill the role of #6 or 7.
Great for us, Terrible for them. Alberts is a solid 6/7 but Franson is better than that, he just struggled and is younger and more mobile.

Franson could get something better IMO.

Originally Posted by Royal Canuck View Post
But most Canuck fans don't want to give up Tanev and that's probably the right move, the thought of Tanev - Corrado on a pairing together in a few years makes me wet my trousers.
Well put. I concur.

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