At the 2012 draft on June 22nd , Cody Franson asked for a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs. He did not believe he was in the maple leafs plans going forward after only playing 57 games this past season. Brian Burke has tried to convince Cody and his agent that he is apart of the future but even contract talks are not close. It has been reported Franson wants a long term contract which pays him 2.5-3.5 million per year. Leafs management is not willing to do that . If the leafs can't trade Franson, look for them to try and sign him to a 1 year deal . I expect Cody Franson will be traded if there is a upcoming NHL season.
At this point the Flyers are the front runners with other teams interested in him such as Nashville,Wild and Red Wings . The asking price is a forward and defenceman with Burke willing to put in a pick to complete a deal but also could in a blockbuster deal for a goalie or #1 center. Flyers need depth at defence because of injures. Leafs are interested in Matt Read . Friend of mine has told me the deal is most likely to be Franson and 2nd rounder in 2013 for Matt Read and d-man prospect if leafs and philly make a trade. Leafs want Erik Gustafsson but Philly not willing to part ways with him.
Only time will tell what Brian Burke will do about this situation.
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