Cody Franson has avoided arbitration with the Toronto Maple Leafs by signing a one-year deal worth $3.3 million dollars.
— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) July 21, 2014
Franson, 26, lead the Maple Leafs defence in point production the last 2 seasons with 4g, 25a, 29pts in 45 games in 2012-2013 and 5g, 28a, 33pts in 79 games in 2013-14, most of which came on the power play.
Franson has struggled defensively under former Leafs coach Ron Wilson and again under Randy Carlyle this past season in an increased role; there wasn’t a lot of fight in his camp to go after a higher number, of which he was deserving based on offensive production levels good enough to place him 20th among defencemen in 2012-13 + 2013-14 point scoring.
Leafs GM Dave Nonis was said to have a trade in the works that would have sent Franson to the Montreal Canadiens for Josh Gorges, only for Gorges to block the trade and instead waive his No Trade Clause to play in Buffalo.
This isn’t the first time that the Leafs and Franson have been at odds with contract negotiations; Franson held out of training camp this past season and instead started camp with Ryerson University. Avoiding arbitration, however, is a positive as far as the relationship goes if the Leafs opt to hold onto Franson. This contract does bridge him into unrestricted free agency on July 1, 2015, when he’ll finally be able to get the term and dollars he’s been waiting for.
There has been a lot of talk of a sign and trade with Franson and this reasonable price makes the 6’5, 215lbs defenceman a valuable trade asset with Toronto’s right side defence full with Dion Phaneuf and new additions Stephane Robidas and Roman Polak taking up places.
There have been rumours that the New York Islanders would be interested in acquiring Franson with Josh Bailey being the forward coming back the other way.
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question for yas regarding rfas, when avs exhaust their club elected arb this year and ror gets his 1 yr deal what happens next year if ror doesnt elect arb. straight to ufa?
Another top 5:
4. Teresa Di Vicenzo
5. Honey Ryder
Honorable mention to Xenia Onatopp
I think hes overpaid. But thats imo of course.
I am curious, is Bailey a forward or defenceman? And can anyone give me an indication of what type of player he is please?
I didn't know Ribeiro got married.
@wiski Funniest joke and delivery I've ever heard. I watch this about once every couple months. Conan's reactions are great too.
@LeafsForLife Forward, two way, very responsible defensively. #Corsimachine #notsomuchoffense
@Cameron19 I don't know how people can remember this type of stuff. I did a bond Marathon last year so it should be relatively fresh but all the movies just gel together and I couldn't tell you which one was which without looking them up.
@Cameron19 You only Live Twice, Goldfinger, Dr.No, Casino Royale, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
@Cameron19 Ill take the one with Halle Berry coming out of the water all day long!!!
@Cameron19 for your eyes only,Live and let die,Dr.No,Goldfinger, and From Russia with love
@Cameron19 Pierce Brosnan
@wiski @Tim Horton Best comedy roaster ever as well. He doesn't like the shock humour of Roast so he just did his own thing. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/661a77b3da/norm-macdonald-trolls-the-bob-saget-roast
@Cameron19 @docmma I watched You only live Twice" probably 300 times as a kid.. it is thee bond movie for me.. no better evil villain, and the "Goood Bye Mr. Bond" has to be one of the best set-ups.. The Austin Powers thing doesn't phase me, as for me it honours the best villain in the series. But I can see how some people could be bothered by it.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Cameron19 @Tim Horton He got 4, but yea, he felt he should have had at least one more. His movies were grossing like crazy at the box office. But his last one was an absolute disaster, and he was starting to show his age. The producers were getting worried that they were going to repeat the mistakes they made with Moore, where the series got campy, and their actor looked wildly inappropriate for the role.
Connery: From Russian With Love, Goldfinger
Moore: Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only
(Honorable mention to The Spy Who Loved Me)
Craig: Casino Royale, Skyfall
And of the three additional movies, On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the best.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Cameron19 @Komas Taberle @DJGLENN22 Well, he's definitely doing the next one, and I believe he's trying to get out from doing a 5th, but will likely be forced to. Don't know why he has such a hard time with being Bond all of a sudden. He's pretty lucky to be playing the character in an age where the movies are being taken a lot more seriously. Casino Royale and Skyfall were both very good movies.