Thread: Proposal: Offer sheet Cody Franson
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07-27-2013, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by hogtownhabsfan View Post
Franson would be a great fit on this team. He's big, he hits, and he produces offensively. He'd immediately be in our top 4 along with Subban, Gorges, and Markov
I hope Emelin isn't in that top 4 because of his injury. Because if you would honestly consider dropping Emelin for Franson, you are completely out of your mind.

And for all the people touting Franson's "hit" totals, let me ask, how does his hitting break down home and away?

It's a completely subjective stat that is *not* recorded officially by the NHL but rather its tabulated by staff person at each home arena and then the league just takes that info. Meaning, someone that works for the hosting team tabulates the hits based on whatever he or she determines to be a "hit." Some people might count rubbing someone out along the boards as a hit, some may not. Some may see two players collide and one falls down as a hit for the player on his skates, some may credit both players with hit, etc. The stat is very flawed and dramatically changes from arena to arena.

Since the league started keeping the stat, there has been strange anomalies around the league where certain teams oddly boasted a lot of the league's top hitters, thanks to the person they had in house that kept the stat. Paul Laus and several Florida Panthers, for example, had an incredible amount of hits for a few seasons.

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