Dec 8, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Peter Holland (24) is congratulated on his goal by right wing David Clarkson (71) and defenseman Cody Franson (4) and defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) and left wing Mason Raymond (12) against the Boston Bruins at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Poll: Who Will Have A Bigger Rebound Season? David Clarkson or Cody Franson?

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Last season, it was hard to find two more disappointing players on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster than David Clarkson and Cody Franson.

After signing a massive seven-year deal, Clarkson more than underperformed by scoring only five goals and added six assists for 11 points. He also was suspended twice and spent time out of the lineup with injuries. Franson, while setting a career-high in points, was horrible on the defensive side of the game with a plus/minus of -20. Both players will need to be better for the Leafs to be better.

As we all know, the Leafs made changes on both the offensive and defensive sides of the game. That should take some of the pressure off of both of them. Will that cause them to be better? We don’t know.

Where Clarkson will play is a mystery. Will he play on the second line alongside Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul? Or will he end up on the third line alongside new Leafs?

Franson will more than likely be on the third defensive pairing alongside sophomore Morgan Rielly. They probably won’t be going up against the opposition’s best players most of the time, so that could help their offensive totals.

Both players should do better this season. The question is which of them will be better this season.

Who Will Have A Bigger Rebound Season?

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