Offer sheet Cody Franson
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07-26-2013, 03:40 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Forget about PIM for now. I know, I am the biggest advocate for toughness and fighting. But we have needs on this team regarding our D that Franson would address. (We could always sign Murray for the PIM increase..............but Bergy's shopping spree with DD, Boullion and Briere eliminated that possibility)
He may have lead feet but he scored one point less than Markov with twice as many hits. That is a combination of skills that we havent seen in Montreal for a long time.
IMO he doesn't fit into the long term plan. He really is a major defensive liability and his stats are extremely flattering in relation to his actual value.
The problem is that he hits in the same manner that AKost did, in that he simply finishes his check but never separates the puck from the defender. At least AKost every now and then would throw a hard hit......Franson just doesn't have a mean bone in him and doesn't scare or intimidate anyone.
I watch a ton of Leaf games and trust me, this guy is one of the fans favourite whipping boys here in Toronto.
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