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11-08-2006, 08:25 AM
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Cody Franson

He has 29p in 20g in WHL. Is he really so good? Has anyone seen him play? What do you think about him?

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11-08-2006, 11:39 AM
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He's the real deal. At 6'5 and 215lbs he skates well, is offensive minded, has an NHL calibre pass and shot. His defensive zone coverage is excellent. He tends to block a lot of shots and break up odd man rushes with his willingness to go down and shut down passing lanes. His only liabilities is he tends to get beat wide on rushes by fast skating forwards due to his lateral movement/pivots and sometimes get caught flat footed in the neutral zone. He needs to increase his physical play on a consistent basis. He is not soft but does not play as physical as he should for a guy his size.
On the PP he is used for his cannon of a shot that usually gets on net. His rotation on the PP is also excellent as he often slides backdoor behind the defenders.
On the PK he is used regularly on 5-3 situations and is good at blocking the goal mouth pass.
All in all, a well rounded player who has a decent shot at a top 4 spot in the AHL next year. His future looks bright.

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11-08-2006, 01:30 PM
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From what I've seen of him in a couple trips out west to visit family I would have to say he has an outside shot at cracking the Pred's next season. He isn't overly physical no but has the ability to deliver excellent open ice hits.

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He's sure come along way since being drafted.

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thank you

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11-09-2006, 05:20 AM
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He's sure come along way since being drafted.
Honestly he was pretty good before being drafted. I sat with four other season ticket holders who all thought he would be a guy that rose into the first round.

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11-09-2006, 08:26 AM
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Nashville doesn't need him.

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Nashville doesn't need him.
What team doesn't need a 6'5" 215lbs defenseman that can skate and pass?

I like Lehtonen and all but he can be replaced. In five years our defense will be.

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What team doesn't need a 6'5" 215lbs defenseman that can skate and pass?

I like Lehtonen and all but he can be replaced. In five years our defense will be.

Weber-Suter
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Parent-Laakso/Klein

That is potentially a pretty impressive defense...

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Pretty impressive? If those guys turnout anything like there supposed it should be one of the best in the league.

Franson is an amazing dman. Easily the best in the WHL and probably a top four on this years WJ team.
I say his best attribute is his passing but there isn't much he doesn't do well

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11-09-2006, 09:43 PM
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Pretty impressive? If those guys turnout anything like there supposed it should be one of the best in the league.

Franson is an amazing dman. Easily the best in the WHL and probably a top four on this years WJ team.
I say his best attribute is his passing but there isn't much he doesn't do well
he won't be a top 4 dman on the WJC team, Bourdon-Letang and Stall-Parent will be ahead of him, if Franson makes the team he'll be paired with Russell on the 3rd pairing.

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11-10-2006, 02:25 AM
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he won't be a top 4 dman on the WJC team, Bourdon-Letang and Stall-Parent will be ahead of him, if Franson makes the team he'll be paired with Russell on the 3rd pairing.

What if Bourdon stays up?

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What if Bourdon stays up?
Luc got sent back down on Nov 8/06. He just wasn't quite ready. Not a bad thing given that Staal and Parent are back in the OHL this year.

The Canadian WJ Team has 5/7 guys from last year. Staal and Parent will anchor the shut down pair. Bourdon and Letang will anchor pairing 2. Leaving Russell to pair with a guy like Franson.

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It's scary how good and deep Nashville is at defense.

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Denis Kulyash

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6'2" 200 pounds and an Al McInnis like slap shot. I believe if Nashville fails to sign him by June, he becomes a UFA and they won't let that happen.

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Don't forget Russian Denis Kulyash!
6'2" 200 pounds and an Al McInnis like slap shot. I believe if Nashville fails to sign him by June, he becomes a UFA and they won't let that happen.
Talking with Slitty a few days ago ... he said Kulyash leaves a lot to be desired on the defensive side of the puck

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11-15-2006, 06:26 AM
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What team doesn't need a 6'5" 215lbs defenseman that can skate and pass?

I like Lehtonen and all but he can be replaced. In five years our defense will be.

Weber-Suter
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Parent-Laakso/Klein
Damn that is deep, plus Zidlicky and Timonen have plenty of hockey left in the tank. I hope Shero can pinch one when its all said and done.

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Damn that is deep, plus Zidlicky and Timonen have plenty of hockey left in the tank. I hope Shero can pinch one when its all said and done.

As a Laakso fan, I wouldn't mind seeing him playing in the same team as Crosby, Malkin and Staal...

But I would imagine that even as Laakso might be one of the easiest to get, he would probably be last on Shero's list as well being probably the least NHL ready and having the least potential in the eyes of many NHL GMs... then again he has played with adults for two full seasons after this one, so he might be more ready than most people think and even when it comes to potential, I would put him above Klein, maybe even Weber in the long run and offensively above Parent (yes, I'm talking about pure potential here, nothing else)

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Don't forget Russian Denis Kulyash!
6'2" 200 pounds and an Al McInnis like slap shot. I believe if Nashville fails to sign him by June, he becomes a UFA and they won't let that happen.

That explains why we didn't see him at Karjala Cup playing for Team Russia (or is he injured?). I was expecting to see him...

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11-15-2006, 09:46 PM
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Cody Franson along with Ryan Parent, and Kevin Klein probably could have made a lot of NHL rosters out of camp this year just Not Nashville's. BTW Franson is tied for 4th in the WHL in scoring including forwards
politics may be the only reason he doesn't make Canada's World Jr team this year

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