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07-25-2013, 12:47 PM
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My qualm is down the road, I just don't see a spot for him. I like him as a player, always did, but I just don't see any reasonable way you find room for him at his ~3M cap hit in 2 or 3 years when you have Phaneuf, Gardiner, and Rielly. May as well move him while he has some rfa years and some controllability cost wise, to a team with surplus veteran defensive guys.
2-3 years from now Gards and Reilly will be making 2-3M each (Rielly is on his ELC until the end of the 2015/16 season)... so how does Franson's 3M cap hit affect ANYTHING?
On top of that, all 3 of those guys are LHD and Franson is a RHD and yet you "don't see a spot for him"?
Your suggestion that we move him for a prospect (leaving Phaneuf and Gunnar as our only two veteran D) would also mean missing the playoffs next year. You can't replace his 28 points from the blue line with NOTHING.
Major overreaction to an incorrect assumption on the Leafs cap situation on your part.
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