Just some Johan Franzen statistics I hope get considered when we potentially sacrifice Ferrarro, Pulkinnen or Callahan for him:
-He is going to be 36 years old in December.
-He has never played a full 82 game season in his career.
-He has only scored 30+ goals one time during his career - in 2008/2009.
-He has never recorded more than 60 points in any season during his career.
-He has played 33, 54, and 41 games respectively through the past 3 seasons.
-In those 3 seasons, he has scored 37 goals in 128 games - which averages out to be a 23 goal season (in 82 Games).
-Since 2010, he has scored 7 goals and 5 assists in 32 playoff games.
These numbers have predominately come as top 6 forward while lined up on either Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg's wing - but unfortunately, don't all of Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Justin Abdelkader, Darren Helm and Riley Sheahan deserve or potentially do more with that opportunity than Franzen in 2015/16?
If we believe that he's going to the healthy, rejuvenated, relatively quick power forward that we once saw - maybe I'm wrong and he would deserve a top 6 role... But when that doesn't happen, the collateral effects wont hurt us this year as much as next (assuming the Canadian Dollar doesn't rebound).
It also statistically proven that our team scores more goals and allows fewer goals without him in the lineup - puck possession doesn't really change. Not saying I know what to do with him, but we certainly have a financial problem if he can't crack the top 6.
All in all, you wont catch me in line buying umbrella's for the "pro-Franzen s*** storm" that isn't going to come.
- LeftWinger likes this