Think of it this way. If Franzen moves to 3rd line. Franzen - Abs - Cleary.... that's asking for -3 +/- per game
Yeah, I'm not saying that it's a bad call on Babcock's part by moving Bert down for Nyquist, but it just sucks because Nyquist had some good chemistry with Bertuzzi. He had assists on two Bertuzzi goals in the last like 4 games that they were together. Datsyuk assisted on none of those. Hopefully Franzen can emulate Bertuzzi's production, or exceed it, playing with Nyquist and Datsyuk.