Thread: Proposal: Offer sheet Cody Franson
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07-31-2013, 07:08 AM
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Blind Gardien
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I hope Franson continues his progression... well, ok, not if he's still on the Leafs, but for his sake in general. And I think it's entirely possible that he will. Defensemen take time to mature, maybe he is just finally fulfilling the potential many of us felt he had all along. I just wouldn't gamble the requisite trade assets and salary dollars on that hope/possibility.

And I'm totally content having Diaz instead, they have similar qualities IMHO. Diaz is more mobile, Franson is bigger, but they both slot into about the same #5-ish role on a team, and have similar upside to emerge into something more if they show some of the things they showed last season with continued consistency. Since we already have Diaz, and since he's a whole bunch cheaper for now, I wouldn't consider going after Franson.

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