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The Availability Of Cody Franson

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Odds are Cody Franson will be moved before the March 2 trade deadline unless the Toronto Maple Leafs have a change of heart on what they’re willing to agree to contract-wise with the pending UFA blueliner.

The Leafs and Franson’s agent Gerry Johansson chatted last week. Toronto expressed willingness to do something in the neighborhood of three years and around $4.4 million to $4.5 million a year. 

That’s just not going to cut it for a defenseman of his ilk who knows he can get six to seven years on the July 1 market at easily north of $5 million...

There are a lot of teams interested in him, including the likes of Detroit and Los Angeles, both in need of a top-four, right-handed defenseman. Nashville is another team we heard has expressed some interest. Of course the Predators drafted Franson, so there’s some history there. They know the player. 

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Of course the Predators drafted Franson, so there’s some history there. They know the player.

One might question just how well they know the player since they traded him for Brett Lebda…

Posted by Garth on 02/03/15 at 04:57 PM ET

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Detroit is not interested in a quitter Maple Leaf Franson, we already got one Frazen enough.  However, straight swap let’s do it.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 02/03/15 at 05:31 PM ET

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I remember the last time we made a deal with Toronto for a horrible, terrible, no good, right shooting defenseman.  A player being booed off the ice by the Toronto ‘fans’.  Anyone know who that player was?

Hint it was way back in the 96-97 season.

Posted by maltby18 on 02/03/15 at 06:47 PM ET

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Get out of here maltby18, the guy was a pylon!!! Whoop, whoop!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/03/15 at 06:49 PM ET

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Your right Paul, what a dumpster fire that guy was!

Posted by maltby18 on 02/03/15 at 07:12 PM ET

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We gave up a whole fuching bag a pucks for him too, THE WHOLE BAG.

Posted by aerodude on 02/03/15 at 08:59 PM ET

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