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On the Forecheck Feb 20, 2015

Nashville's Optimal Lineup: The Lines You Deserve But Not The Ones You Need

With the acquisitions of Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson, Nashville improved arguably the best defense in the league. Adding Santorelli improves scoring depth, but are the line combinations, not personnel, the real the issue? Nashville has shuffled their line combinations in recent games to address injuries as well as to improve their secondary scoring. A great article from Pensburgh looked at the scoring depth for each team, and unsurprisingly, Nashville is very top-heavy. The addition of Santorelli should hopefully distribute the scoring more evenly, but there's no guarantee one...
Pension Plan Puppets Feb 18, 2015

Cody Franson - 1324 days as a Maple Leaf

A quick recap of "Fruit Cup's" career in Toronto. July 3rd, 2011 - Leafs trade a fruit cup for Fruit Cup BRETT LEBDA. TRADED. FOR WARM BODIES. WHO CAN PLAY HOCKEY. That is how PPP announced the beginning of the Cody Franson era in Toronto, though it was really more of a celebration of the end of the Brett "-3" Lebda era. As reality sank in, it started to look like maybe a classic Burke swindle had been pulled off, and PPP focused their attention to wondering 'just who is this Franson guy anyway?' I’m thinking Franson is more likely a top 4 in the longer term… Aulie is a 4th-6th guy...
Toronto Star Feb 18, 2015
Maple Leafs chat with Mark Zwolinski: Live at noon

Maple Leafs chat with Mark Zwolinski: Live at noon

With the first shoe dropping over the weekend with the Cody Franson-Olli Jokinen trade, who will be the next to go?
Rotoworld Feb 17, 2015

Franson, Santorelli, Stalberg out vs. Sharks - Cody Franson (D) Nashville Predators

Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli, and Victor Stalberg will be out versus the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
Winging It In Motown Feb 16, 2015

Quick Hits: Nashville Predators Trade For Cody Franson

Red Wings News Red Wings need to tighten up defensively with fast, stingy conference-leading Canadiens in town | MLive.comJimmy Howard was rusty against the Jets, but I am not worried about him going forward. After a couple of games he should be back in shape. The Sunday Big Read: Mike Babcock, The Perfectionist - Sportsnet.caReally good piece on Mike Babcock. Griffins Freeze Wolves' Winning Streak | Grand Rapids GriffinsThe Griffins beat the Chicago Wolves yesterday 5-1. Teemu Pulkkinen scored his 30th goal of the season for the Griffins. Getting To Know: Jamie Pushor | The Hockey...
On the Forecheck Feb 15, 2015

Analysis: Franson and Santorelli are solid depth moves for Nashville

Nashville didn't need a home-run trade, but they got a strong liner up the middle. News broke Sunday morning that the Predators had swapped for a pair of familiar faces. Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli are coming back to Nashville, as Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic and a 1st round pick find new homes in Toronto. Franson and Santorelli were both drafted by Nashville (79th overall in 2005 and 176th overall in 2004, respectively) and, though it's been several years since either of them played here, they'll be put in a spot where transition could come very easy. It also bolsters an already...
Second City Hockey Feb 15, 2015

Predators go all in by acquiring Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli

The Blackhawks' competition just got a bit tougher this season. The road to the Stanley Cup Final was never going to be easy for the Chicago Blackhawks this year, but it just got a bit bumpier Sunday morning as the first-place Nashville Predators acquired defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Olli Jokinen, prospect Brendan Leipsic and a 2015 first-round pick. The deal not only takes one of the top possible defensemen targets for the 'Hawks off the market, it adds to a Nashville team that was already among the most intimidating in the...
Mile High Hockey Feb 15, 2015

Predators Acquire Franson and Santorelli from Toronto

The NHL's trade season is officially heating up. It looks like Brendan Shanahan has officially fired up his leaf blower and gotten to work cleaning house in Toronto.  Early this morning the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Olli Jokinen, Nashville's 3rd pick in 2012 Brendan Leipsic, and Nashville's 1st round pick in the 2015 draft.  Both Franson and Santorell are headed home, where they played the first two years of their careers, meanwhile, Olli Jokinen will play for the 9th new franchise of his 17 year NHL career....
On the Forecheck Feb 15, 2015

Nashville Predators acquire Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from Toronto for Jokinen, Prospect, and 1st Round Pick

"They're getting the band back together!" "What band?" "That 2010 one!" After experimenting with some "interesting lines" against the Devils, the Predators' David Poile made his move grabbing Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli fron the Maple Leafs. The price? Jettisoning Olli Jokinen and his hair/lack of hair, Brendan Leipsic and a 1st round pick in this upcoming draft. Many would say Franson was the best rental defenseman on the market this season, and the Preds snagged him while addressing some forward depth AND keeping their most prized prospects in the fold. Here's the...
National Post Feb 15, 2015

Toronto Maple Leafs trade Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to Nashville Predators for first-round pick, Olli Jokinen

Franson, a pending unrestricted free agent, was the Leafs' best trade chip ahead of next month's deadline
Winging It In Motown Feb 14, 2015

Detroit Red Wings Trade Speculation: Cody Franson

The Red Wings need a defenseman. Is Cody Franson that guy? There's no particular order trade rumors come in. Today's potential target for Detroit Red Wings trade speculation is Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson, and the number of layers involved in dealing him make this particular acquisition more complicated in terms of figuring out what a reasonable price is. Time to dive in. Player Bio: Birth date: August 8, 1987 (27 years old) Place of birth: Sicamous, BC Shoots: Right (!!!!) Experience: 6 seasons Draft by Nashville in 2005 (79th overall). ...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 10, 2015
Red Wings trade talk: Cody Franson would fit in well, but would Toronto Maple Leafs deal with Detroit?

Red Wings trade talk: Cody Franson would fit in well, but would Toronto Maple Leafs deal with Detroit?

Good-sized right-handed shooting defenseman can quarterback the power play.
Toronto Star Feb 3, 2015
Cody Franson, Nazem Kadri focus on game, not future with Leafs

Cody Franson, Nazem Kadri focus on game, not future with Leafs

Both players, who could be free agents this summer, are downplaying their status as potential trade baits.
Toronto Sun Feb 2, 2015
Maple Leafs' Franson 'loves it in Toronto'

Maple Leafs' Franson 'loves it in Toronto'

Here in the city that he began his NHL career, Cody Franson could enjoy the anonymity of playing in a non-hockey market.

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