Originally Posted by LeTrefle
Hey Leafs experts,
C.Franson got another assist tonight and logged good minutes. He is available on the wire and I'm thinking about using one of my only two waiver picks to grab him.
What can you tell me about him?
Should I be afraid of a Gardiner's comeback soon?
R.Diaz and P.Martin are the other guys on top of the wire.
Would you recommand to grab Franson in that situation?
For the league in my sig.
The fact you have only 2 WW picks would make me hesitant ..... I would save those for injuries etc. Franson has been playing the first PP with Phaneuf lately and has looked pretty comfortable, he makes smart offensive plays and is quite adept at getting pucks on the net through traffic.
I prefer him to both Diaz and martin going forward (They benefited from Subban and Letang being absent for periods) however your concern about Gardiner is justified, as the next time the leafs call him up will likely be the end of his AHL career, once he plays 3 more NHL games he will have to clear waivers to be sent back down meaning once he is up it will be to play and not sit in the press box.
The leafs have a bit of a log jam right now on the back-end (9 dmen once gardiner gets called up) and its very hard to predict how this will shake out.
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