Offer sheet Cody Franson
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07-30-2013, 11:30 PM
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Franson is a bottom pairing / PPQB. look at his TOI/G and compare a little more with his PPTOI/G.
the only reason why someone might think he's a 'top 4' dman is because the Leafs defense is atrocious when you remove Phaneuf, Gunnarsson and Gardiner.
Mike Kostka? top pairing dman? LOL.
Mark Fraser? he'd be a healthy scratch on the Habs.
Korbinian Holzer? yeah, you're asking 'who??'
Franson would not make us a better team by playing 16-18 minutes a game. he's not better than Diaz, Gorges or Emelin.
you want to pay ~$3M for someone to replace Bouillon? please, just pray the Leafs make the mistake of giving him big bucks and get their hands tied with more ****** contracts.
I think Phaneuf suffered due to having to play with Kostka and Holzer. Not that it makes him any more mobile even when he's playing with a guy like Gunnarsson.
I don't think Mark Fraser would be a healthy scratch - he would look okay on the bottom pairing and would give the Habs a lot of toughness there, which may affect the way other teams perceive the Habs (currently, the other teams seem to go out of their way to try and injure them/be reckless because they're perceived as soft with little pushback).
But yeah, Fraser had a very high +/- and Franson was putting up near elite points... and Kadri was humming along at nearly a PPG all of a sudden... HMMM... Could these players somehow be related? Compare them to other more established elite NHL combos like Keith/Seabrook and Toews/Hossa/Kane/etc. Are Fraser-Franson and Kadri in the same league? Don't think so. So there must be other explanations for their very high production.
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