Thread: Value of: Cody Franson
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07-25-2013, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Alex Mills View Post

In comparing the top fifty scoring defenseman over the past two seasons which includes Franson, the average cap hit was roughly $4.4 million. Subban signed a cap friendly extension earlier this year with an annual $2.875 million cap hit and won the Norris Trophy, while Franson didnít receive a vote despite a career year. However, last season Franson had more points in less ice time and fewer games and a better +/- than fellow teammate Phaneuf, who has an annual cap hit of $6.5 million. And over the past three seasons, he has more points in fewer games and a better +/- and points per game average than Bouwmeester, who has an annual cap hit of $6.68 million. These are just a couple of examples that could sway the pendulum in either direction, and there are so many other cases that could be made using basic or advanced methods of evaluation.
I'd LOVE to see Franson's +/- if he were playing TOP defensive minutes over a full season.

Franson was a bottom pairing dman for 2/3s of the season. He was a +12 at one point. He finished hte season a +4... so essentially over the course of a month or so, he was a -8 playing SECOND pairing minutes, not even top pairing minutes.

+/- is only a useful stat if you consider the context. Fraser had the highest +/- on the team.. does that mean he's our best defensive player? JvR/Kulemin were both minus players, I guess they suck defensively?

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