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03-25-2013, 05:31 AM
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Mark Fraser

With the arrival of Gardiner, will Fraser stay in the lineup or will he be in the press box once in a while?

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03-25-2013, 05:32 AM
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With Liles injured and Holzer/Komi on the Marlies, I think Frasers spot is fine for now.

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Fraser won't see the press box anytime soon. He's been one of our most consistent defensemans.

Him and Franson have been solid as a pairing.

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03-25-2013, 06:02 AM
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Yeah, no point in breaking up the Fra-Fra partnership. And he is solid and a tough sob we really need dressed.

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Yeah, no point in breaking up the Fra-Fra partnership. And he is solid and a tough sob we really need dressed.
Ya, his spot is safe.

Might see them run with 7 D moving forward.

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Yeah, no point in breaking up the Fra-Fra partnership. And he is solid and a tough sob we really need dressed.
Should we call them the Fra bra s ?

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Should we call them the Fra bra s ?
Lets!

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03-25-2013, 07:18 AM
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Don't think so. Fraser and Franson are really solid together. They've been the most consistent pairing all season. Carlyle says he hates change so I don't foresee him changing that up especially when that pairing is giving him no reason to.

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It makes no sense for him being benched anyways. He's been a really solid player for us.

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03-25-2013, 07:23 AM
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He won't be benched. He's solid.

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http://www.tsn.ca/toronto/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=419055

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"To be honest, it's something that's incredibly overlooked as far as what it means to the outcome of a game or what it means to a level of team commitment," said Fraser, who tied for a team-high five blocks against the Bruins, now with 64 on the year. "I'm very proud to be on a team that carries that stat because again it's just guys showing their willingness, not just for the goalie but for one another. And to be honest, I think we could still even do a better job of it."
He's the exact kind of Defenseman we've been looking for, extremely sturdy in his own end, tough on the opposition and willing to drop 'em, and blocks shots like a machine. As long as he can keep it up, he'll be in the line-up consistently and we'll be better for it.

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03-25-2013, 07:59 AM
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this guy is a beast we cant take him out..anyone have an animated gif of him taking out lucic?

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He's the exact kind of Defenseman we've been looking for, extremely sturdy in his own end, tough on the opposition and willing to drop 'em, and blocks shots like a machine. As long as he can keep it up, he'll be in the line-up consistently and we'll be better for it.

We really lucked out that he finally has gotten the proper coaching, he's really been a gem for us on the backend.

Love Fraser.

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He hasn't done anything to lose his spot.

He skates fine and plays a simple defensive game. He's also fought for the team and is one of the reasons we've got one of the more tougher teams in the league.

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He's the exact kind of Defenseman we've been looking for, extremely sturdy in his own end, tough on the opposition and willing to drop 'em, and blocks shots like a machine. As long as he can keep it up, he'll be in the line-up consistently and we'll be better for it.
Agree 100%! I said this when we acquired him early last year.Fraser will just continue to get more confident as his TOI increases.Can anyone make a comparison to Schenn?

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Yeah, no point in breaking up the Fra-Fra partnership. And he is solid and a tough sob we really need dressed.
They are fine he is a good D for sure

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Fraser will always be in the line up. He plays 17-20 valuable minutes...as I think Franson is a bit prone to giveaways, he's the perfect partner for him.

One of our better pairings from the begininning of the season.

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With the arrival of Gardiner, will Fraser stay in the lineup or will he be in the press box once in a while?

Mark Fraser is a defensive specialist while Gardiner is an offensive one.

I'm not sure how these two are related as they play entirely different roles on the team.

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A depth man that can hit, block shots, fight, play on the PK, play solid D. Don't see any reason he would be going anywhere.

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Loving what Fraser brings to this team. No way he sits
Kostka apparently in for Liles tonight

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RC probably loves him like a son. Very solid, good first pass, simple glass and out, tough aw nails. He brings an element the Leafs have been sorely lacking on the back end for years. He is not going anywhere!

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03-25-2013, 11:22 AM
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Fraser - Franson

F-unit is staying together for a long time hopefully,

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03-25-2013, 11:23 AM
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I hated him at first but man what a turnaround. Guy's an absolute rock.

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03-25-2013, 11:26 AM
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Loving Frasers game. Been a stud. Great 3rd pairing defenseman.

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03-25-2013, 11:31 AM
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Agree 100%! I said this when we acquired him early last year.Fraser will just continue to get more confident as his TOI increases.Can anyone make a comparison to Schenn?
well, for one im not sure if i ever seen schenn win a fight. im not sure if ive ever seen fraser lose one. even lucic said he is just about the only guy to ever drop him on his ass.

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