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05-20-2013, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
People are upset because we kept 2 guys over Franson that might have less talent.

Right now it's a stretch to think either Blum or Ellis will become actual NHL players.

Let's be honest. Franson right now is better than Blum, Ellis and Bartley. That's why people are upset. We gave up an asset and got nothing in return, it was poor asset management period. I understand why we did it, but it doesn't make it a good move. It was a projection that as of right now, looks off base.
Both Blum and Ellis have put up similar offensive numbers to Franson in their debut seasons .... only to come back the next season and struggle. But, how many times was Franson a scratch in 2011-12? Which team had the better PP in 2011-12? That was then reversed this past regular season. In aggregate, the Preds have a better PP conversion over the past two regular season than the Leafs. For all of the Franson did so much to help their PP, the fact the Leafs are not better on average than the Preds with the man advantage is telling.

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