The exact point was that they put up similar production to Franzen and are two actual power forwards.
Lucic and Franzen both have 4 million dollar cap hits. Lucic is $100,000 more, but I digress.....
Lucic: 26 goals and 35 assists in 81 games
Franzen: 29 goals and 27 assists in 77 games
Interesting how they have the same numbers from production, and get paid the same. Would I rather have Lucic? I have a feeling the drones on this forum would ***** about him as well.
As for Simmonds, he is paid $3.5 million for lower numbers, but he has a high upswing if things continue to go his way.
Point is that you haven't shown me a "power forward" that is doing better than Franzen for the same cap hit.
Both Lucic and Simmonds play physical, fight, and score. Franzen floats and scores. He is in no way a power forward.
And Simmonds is 23 years old and Lucic is 24 years old, so they're likely not at their full potential. Remind me how was Mule at 23?
Hockey isn't just about scoring goals, I'm sure Howard would love not having the puck in his zone 70% of the game.
Franzen is just not consistently winning battles along the boards, using his body, and backchecking. I don't see why people are trying to defend Frazen, it's clear as day that his effort level is not always there.
I don't think anyone is saying we don't need the goal scoring he does provide. It's the lack of effort he displays some nights.
The babcock quote earlier in the thread sums it up well.
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