so it does not matter that we will have a franzen in his late 30s makeing 3.95 million to do nothing? I personally would have rather had him for a shorter amount of years with a higher cap hit.
That entirely depends on how he plays in his late 30's.
The average pt production for players making less than 4 million a year is around 20 to 30. I feel pretty confident he can match that even in the last year of his deal.
I somewhat agree with your point though, since we didn't manage to use the cap savings we got from him I'd rather pay him slightly more on a shorter term as well. However if Holland manages to make a trade for a top 6 winger that uses that savings effectively then have no objections to his contract length.
Agree, and he consistently finishes his checks. Franzen? Not so much.
Franzen didn't this past season, but the year before he was 2nd on the team in hits behind only Abdelkader.
Ryan isn't lazy.
I can't speak as confidently about the other guys, but I've seen more than my fair share of Ducks games and Ryan doesn't mail it in like Mule does at times. On the Ducks the equivalent in terms of inconsistent effort would be Getzlaf.
I agree that Ryan isn't "Lazy" but then again I don't see Franzen as lazy either. They are both equally streaky with their scoring, in fact Ryan is slightly more streaky than Franzen and often goes weeks without registering a pt before exploding for a big game.
"Mule" just isn't a nickname given to someone who you consider lazy, and I imagine his teammates have a better understanding of his effort level than any of us do posting about him on the internet.