Cody Franson

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by predz, May 29, 2006.

  1. predz

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    I know little about him, but he seems to be the total package. Does he have a chance to crack the Predators roster next year even if they are kind of deep (and young) at the backend?

    He sure did put some impressive numbers in the WHL and with a 6'5'' frame that guy could have been a 3rd round steal....
     
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    I don't think he has a chance. He had an incredible year of development going from a middling prospect to a great one, but there are too many players he'd have to leapfrog to make it happen. He's two years away, at least. He'll play another year in the WHL and then a year in the AHL before the Preds really give him a great look.
     
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    He could make good trade bait if you're Nashville. They have Parent & Klein on the way to join Weber and Suter. All that on top of the NHL talent may make Franson expendable at the trade deadline some day.

    He doesn't look far off from players like Andy Rogers or Jeff Schultz though from what i've seen.
     
  4. J17 Vs Proclamation

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    Any other team but Nashville and maybe. Man its just unfair how they have so many good D prospects.
     
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    Other than the fact he has a superb offensive game, unlike those two.
     
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    Schultz has a pretty damn good offensive game, Rogers on the other hand doesn't
     
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    Franson had 15 goals, 40+ assists in 70 WHL games. Thats pretty sick for an 18 year old defenceman. His first pass out of the zone is also considered NHL calibre by a lot of scouts, comparing him to Andy Rogers and Jeff Schultz is insulting!
     
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    I agree with that!
    In 3 years from now, I think this is how their defence will look:

    Hamhuis-Weber
    Suter-Parent
    Klein-Franson

    Also, Franson is childhood friends with Shea Weber. I think they lived on the same street when they were growing up.
     
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    In 3 years, Nashville will still have Marek Zidlicky under contract.
     
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    Schultz and Rogers do nothing for me. I think this guy is amazing. He really steped his game up in the playoffs and Mem. Cup. Lead all Dub d-men with 20 playoff pts.
    This guy will probably Team Canada's #1 at the World Jrs. and I see him as a #2 d-man in the NHL
     
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    He WILL be a solid defenceman in the NHL, however rushing him won't help. He needs one more year with the Giants, and maybe one in the AHL, no longer. He has an excellent first pass(which I'm sure you've hard). I've seen him play countless times here in Vancouver, he has a strong and accurate pass and shot. He has solid slap but does not use it that much. He uses his body well positionally, but I find every now and then he opts out of a big open ice hit. All I know is I'd loved to have him on any team.
     
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    Who might become trade bait too.
     
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    You forgot to mention his amazing snapshot. Also seeing him play in Vancouver often he always stood out on a very very deep defence
     

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