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03-01-2013, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by henchman24 View Post
Franson plays the right side. Gunnarsson plays the left. In Avs terms (not purely the best comparison), Gunnarsson is basically a younger, slightly less physical Hejda. Solid top 4, good for 20 pts, can eat 22 minutes easily, has a bit more offensive upside left (doubtful he would reach it). Never will be a #2, but can be a solid #3. He would be a guy that lets EJ roam and use his offense.
Why bring that in when we have Hejda, and Siemens in the pipe? If you say hes not a #2 then what makes him much better that using Wilson next to EJ as well?

At least with Franson if we are getting a 2nd pairing guy, he can provide offense with EJ, Franson, and Barrie down the right side. Franson is also huge and a fairly good skater for his size. Pair him with someone like Hejda, Wilson, or Siemens and it would add high end depth.

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