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07-20-2013, 04:21 PM
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KJoe88
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Originally Posted by ComradeChris View Post
I'm sorry to everyone, but Franzen is not a top 6 player anymore. He is still a 3rd line all star that can dominate the bottom 6, but he is too slow and not hungry enough consistently to be in the top 6. It's been like that since he was a prospect; did great when he was going unnoticed, but froze up in the spotlight. Always a tremendous and clutch role player, but he is nothing else; just that. Get him off the top 6 and roll with the best 3 on your top line... they should dominate. Rest of the lines just have to play solid defense.

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Alfredsson
Nyquist-Weiss-Tatar/Bertuzzi
Abdelkader-Helm-Franzen
Miller-Andersson-Tatar/Bertuzzi
If Frazen isn't a top sixer then Big Bert shouldn't be anywhere near the top six. Franzen contributes enough goals to make him a threat. Imo, he could still hit 40 if he tries every night. Does he take nights off? Oh, sure. But don't act like he's useless as a top sixer. He's always on pace for 30 goals if not just under - 28ish. The hate he gets is sometimes absurd.

Anyways, Ovy


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