Some offer sheet speculation on Cody Franson. Anything above $3.3 mil pretty sure Tor would take the 1rst rnd pick. Anything under…match.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 12, 2013
Here is the relevant list of offer sheet compensation:
|$1,110,249 to $1,682,194||3rd round pick|
|1,682,194 to $3,364,391||2nd round pick|
|$3,364,391 to $5,046,585||1st round pick, 3rd round pick|
It goes without saying the Leafs should definitely match anything below the $3,364,391 threshold. If a team submits something just below that threshold the Leafs would have to bury a contract or something, because losing Franson for a 2nd round pick is terrible value.
Anthony Petrielli has put together a list of teams with $3.3 million or more in cap space.
PHX, NJ, NSH, CAR, BUF, STL, COL, OTT, FLA, CGY & NYI only teams that can absorb a $3.3M hit right now. Really doubt Franson gets signed.
— Anthony Petrielli (@APetrielli) September 12, 2013
Carolina might be one to look out for. They recently lost Joni Pitkanen for the season to a heel injury and are looking rail thin on defence. Carolina might be clever to throw something just below the $3,364,391 mark at Franson and apply the heat on the Leafs. Hopefully that doesn’t happen.