It’s the middle of August, which means that Hockey Twitter is probably yelling at each other about someone suggesting that the Leafs should sign Cody Franson or something weird like th-

Okay, we’re literally yelling at each other about Cody Franson today. It was only a matter of time; the 31-year-old right-handed defenceman is still on the market, and his career comes with the two most important ingredients you need to make a player polarizing in our niche corner of the internet: a career relative Corsi in one strong direction, and a commitment to usage in the other direction. Great possession numbers but stuck in the press box? Social media fight. Gets shelled but signs a long-term deal? Social media fight. It’s the most predictable scenario in the world, yet we fall for it whenever we need something to talk about. 

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