Thread: Proposal: Detroit-Toronto
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01-25-2013, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by abhanot View Post
However, under Babcock's system and Detroit's style of play, Franson has potential to be a very good #2/#3 defenceman.
I think that's beyond getting ahead of oneself. He has yet to prove he can be more than a bottom-pairing / power-play type of defenseman in the league in either place he has played. That's a hell of a long way away from being a "very good #2". That said, a 2nd round pick isn't unreasonable. I could see teams taking that gamble, although I wouldn't want my GM to do it.

Originally Posted by abhanot View Post
John-Michael Liles for a 2013 1st round pick
I can't see how Liles has done anything to improve his value since being traded to Toronto. He was coming off a 46-point campaign and was signed for another year and brought back a 2nd round pick. I don't believe that the additional year he has left on his deal now compared to then makes up for the decrease in production from him since. I don't see him returning a 1st, to say the very least.

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