Poile Offers 1.6m To Secure Franson Of The Preds’ D

 

by Jas Faulkner, Nashville Correspondent

Using  the US Govt’s inflation calculator and some informed  guestimation,  Poile will be paying roughly  twelve times the 2010 equivalent of the 1910 two thousand dollars that short story author O. Henry’s Bill Driscoll and Sam Howard demanded of Ebenezer Dorset for the safe return of his rambunctious red-haired progeny.   Translated into the new math, that means Franson takes home one point six million dollars for two years and Nashville gets a blueliner who posts points in the regular season and makes a respectable showing during the playoffs.

This is a win-win situation as Franson, at six-five, two hundred and thirteen pounds, brings the numbers and some size to the Predators’ lineup.    Last season he posted 21 points, netted three game winning goals and had a plus/minus of +15, all of which put him in the upper echelon of Predators rookies and D-Men in general.

Prior to his time in Nashville, Franson spent two seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals where he was named a Second Team AHL All-Star.  His hardware collection  includes a gold medal from the World Cup championships and a WHL Memorial Cup win.

Here’s Cody’s life story in numbers (so far):

      Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Club League GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2002-03 Sicamous BCAHA 65 44 82 126 42  
  Vancouver WHL 3 0 0 0 0  
2003-04 Beaver Valley KIJHL 48 10 22 32 70  
  Trail BCHL 2 0 1 1 0  
  Vancouver WHL 2 0 0 0 0  
2004-05 Vancouver WHL 64 2 11 13 44   4 0 1 1 0
2005-06 Vancouver WHL 71 15 40 55 61   18 5 15 20 12
2006-07 Vancouver WHL 59 17 34 51 88   19 3 4 7 10
2007-08 Milwaukee AHL 76 11 25 36 40   6 0 2 2 2
2008-09 Milwaukee AHL 76 11 41 52 47   11 3 5 8 8
2009-10 Nashville NHL 61 6 15 21 16   4 0 1 1 4
  Milwaukee AHL 6 2 5 7 4  
  NHL/PREDATORS TOTALS 61 6 15 21 16   4 0 1 1 4

In other news, practice has started in preparation for training camp next week.  The mood on the ice this morning ranged from determined uberfocus (Rinne, Smithson) to gleeful (Hornqvist, Dumont, Ward).  Can’t wait for the Tronna Zeebas to drop the puck?  Join the club!



Jas Faulkner
Jas Faulkner is a minimally socialised writer and artist who lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. She hearts her attitude problem.
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