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04-16-2013, 05:01 PM
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theneuf33
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Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post
Yep. Gunnarson plays effectively on the top pairing, Franson plays effectively on the 3rd pairing. And then everyones rankings have Franson as our 2nd best defenceman.

If he was the 2nd best defenceman, he'd be getting more ice-time, and he'd be used against tougher competition from the opposing teams. He IS have a very good year (by his standards), and has been contributing offensively. But he's not playing key minutes, which makes a huge difference.
franson had the third most ice-time for d-men on leafs last night behind phaneuf and fraser and has played over 20 minutes in every game last 5 games safe to say that he is playing in the top 4

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