May 12, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson (4) carries the puck against the Boston Bruins in game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Boston 2-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Just like Kadri, Franson will likely have to take a shorter term deal before the cap goes up next year and he can get his name on a longer term deal. However, short deals are risky, and Franson is coming off his best ever season, so his asking price is legitimately high.