Where Does Cody Franson Fit?

Jonathan Willis
July 10 2011 12:10PM

The trade that brought Cody Franson to Toronto seemed to be almost universally popular among Leafs fans. The team rid itself of two players they didn’t want or need, and in exchange added a very capable young defenseman – all at the price of accepting an injured player who, if healthy, will also help the team.

Where would Franson slot in on the Leafs’ depth chart if the season started today?

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July 10 2011 11:33AM

Tracy Morgan? Jeremy Roenick? A seven year old commercial for an ice hockey video game?

Oh yes. It's NationRadio.

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Parallel Paths

Jonathan Willis
July 08 2011 10:55AM


Objects on a parallel course give us an interesting example of unification and divergence. On the one hand, they are travelling along the same path, moving towards a common destination, and they never diverge from that path. On the other hand, they never converge; that is to say that despite all the similarities of their path they remain as far apart from each other at the end of their course as they did at the beginning.

What on Earth am I talking about here?

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A Motivated Addition

Pat Steinberg
July 07 2011 12:47PM

Pat is a regular writer at FlamesNation.ca and can be heard daily at Sportsnet Radio FAN 960 in Caglary.

When the Maple Leafs acquired Cody Franson and Matthew Lombardi from the Nashville Predators, it accomplished two things for the blue and white: first, it got rid of Brett Lebda and second it brought in a young defenceman with a good ceiling in Franson.  After sitting down with Cody at a golf tournament here in Calgary, I can also tell you he's very motivated heading into his first season with Toronto.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Tyler Bozak

Kent Wilson
July 06 2011 01:02PM



In addition to Clark MacArthur, the Leafs also retained the services of Tyler Bozak yesterday to the (reported) tune of $1.5 million per year over the next two years.

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