OK, but he's an RFA...no bullets in his gun. The gun is to his head not the other way around, and T.O. does not appear to be wavering. He is in a take it or hit-the-road position, the Leafs are in absolutely no hurry whatsoever...he's not irreplaceable.
Sign the shorter deal now and get a paycheque; the big bucks will come down the road...IF it turns out he deserves it.
He is asking for a one year deal it doesn't get shorter than that.
Yah he's made terrible progress. I hate top ten scoring defenseman who also excel physically (hits) and defensively(blocks) among the league leaders...
Originally Posted by Cyris
You think Franson excels defensively?
Jeez it's a short post I figured it's easy to follow, guess not. He's not bad overall defensively but I highlighted exactly where he is strong (hitting and blocking shots, both top ten in NHL last season among defenders, fairly impressive if he only got the 6th amount of icetime on the squad...)