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On the Forecheck Mar 19, 2015

Undervalued and Underworked: Cody Franson Should Have Bigger Role with Nashville Predators

The blue-liner may be an easy scapegoat, but Nashville's problems run deeper than one defenseman who really isn't playing terribly. The jokes were loud as the Nashville Predators descended into their losing streak: Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli brought the Maple Leafs curse with them from Toronto. But now, as the despondency continues, a general misconception has arisen: Franson is hurting the team and putting him on the ice is detrimental. That isn't to say he's the only reason behind the team's sudden aversion for winning, but his name (and the trade in general) come up as soon as...

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