Who is Franzen playing with and who is Nash playing with?
Do you seriously think Nash comes to Detroit and is suddenly scoring 40-50 goals per season? There is no way this happens; not because Nash isn't capable of being a 40-50 goal scorer, because no one scores that many goals here. Not with this system. What's the point of swapping Franzen for Nash if he's gonna put up 35 goals? And Nash has no playoff experience whereas Mule has 37 playoff goals; and he costs half as much.
Getting Nash for a prospect or two, a first round pick and a decent veteran would be a good deal if Nash was making $5mil per season. But since he's not I'd rather let the Rangers, Kings, or Canucks over pay for him.