1:49 AM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014
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Grading the Free Agents: Defensemen

My grades for the free agent contracts given to defensemen this Summer. Up next, the defensemen. Once again, I'm going to include value in the grade. I'm not going to look at the guys that signed for the AHL (sorry Tyson Strachan!) (Grade C fwiw) Mark Fayne 4 years $3.6m AAV Grade: A I thought Fayne would have been a major upgrade in Carolina. In a couple of years this contract should look great. Anton Stralman 5 years $4.5m AAV Grade: A- Stralman is in the top 100 in Corsi over the last 5 years, and number 50 in Corsi Rel. This looks pretty good. Cody Franson 1 year $3.3m...

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