Have you looked at point totals for more than this season? Nash is having an off year and he is still keeping pace with Mule.
So lets see.....
3.95 mil for 22 goals and 24 assists (and a proven playoff performer) Franzen
7.9 mil and 18 goals and 21 assists? No thanks.
Not to mention the cap space you lose on one player. I am having a hard time seeing how this is an upgrade other than the name recognition.
Nash could be a 70-80 point player for the Wings. Franzen seems to be in the 50 point range. I cant see him ending up a Red Wing but if his list is short and the Wings are on it they should take a stab at getting him.