So the wings buy out franzen, we lose 25+ goals, now we need to replace him.. alfredsson retires, 15+ more.
Then Free agency rolls around and we cant get a top 6 forward...granted having z and d (hopefully)healthy will pick up some of that, but not enough to be better than we were this past season.
Now we have to rely on the kids to pick up the slack are they capable of doing it?
But do you want to put all that extra weight on a kids back before they're even in their prime?
And god forbid z or d get hurt, then what?
Trade prospect everyone nearly has written off for help up front and listen to the backlash of fans screaming about giving away "Zetterberg 2.0" for a proven 2way player, or let our kids fight through on their own with brendan smith on the second line?.
Then what happens when they start to lose, do you really want them to be booed on home ice when they struggle?
Maybe we trade Franzen.
Maybe we even get someone who's scored 30/30 once or twice.
Even the most consistent players have slumps, his will come right as franzen wins two games basically by himself and everyones gonna start in with the was it worth it talk..
Imagine if Franzen got Toronto into the last playoff spot we were chasing with a handful of demoralized kids, and our hobbled hurting vets asking why they pus themselves so hard for a team with no real plans to succed.
He's no Marian hossa, but Holland made the choice ya know.
It's not like he tried to sign them both, or anything.
Edited by jimmyemeryhunter, 07 May 2014 - 12:45 PM.