Franzen's situation really hurts us. We spent years trying to find an extra big body shooter type, and found Cole. Now we will likely have to find a replacement for two of them in one offseason with a poor UFA market. Chances are this team will be worse than this last season because of that.
Edit: Unless Jurco finally shows he can be more than a grinder.
I'm just saying if not liking a player for his on-ice antics is the sole reason for not wanting him, we've had players who have done plenty of dirty s*** in the past on the team.
Well I certainly don't disagree with that. But I think this is slightly different. He's overpayed, overvalued, and underproducing. No need to acquire a guy like that just because he's "real big" and "real tough". He's a bad player and his own team is dying to get rid of the guy. That should tell you something.