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07-26-2013, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
That's exactly right. Just look at the numbers Franson posted and it proves that he has the leverage in negotiations:

*3rd overall on Leafs in playoff scoring with 6 points (3G/3A)
*3rd overall on Leafs in playoff ice time (behind Phaneuf and Gardiner)
*Best shooting percentage in playoffs among Leafs defensemen at 20% (and only behind MacArthur in that category)
*Finished 4th overall on Leafs in regular season scoring and 1st among Leafs defensemen with 29 points (4G/25A)
*Tied for 6th overall in NHL among all defensemen in scoring
*Finished 4th overall in NHL in assists by defensemen

There is no way he takes less than what Gunnarsson just signed for.
Marc-Andre Bergeron scored 24 points in 43 games a few years ago. Where is he now? I'm just pointing out the fallacy in your argument, points aren't everything. Fact is that he's been used as a 16-18 minute defenseman in Toronto with almost 3 minutes of that on the PP. He was utilized even less in Nashville. He's worth 2.8M

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