The question is, can Taulava's long experience and his glowing reputation as a franchise player
work wonders for his All-Star team?
The game I was watching was on the line, the outcome dependent on the performance of this franchise player
A franchise player
is a special category for restricted and unrestricted free agents.
Often such fan-psychologies are prompted by a championship season (witness the flurry of tomes following the Red Sox World Series run) or by the heroics of a single long-run franchise player
1 pick, the Blazers won the NBA's draft lottery Tuesday night, earning the right to draft a potential franchise player
from what's considered to be an excellent class.
However, upon further review of the situation as presented in the video, which is indebted to Dan Shaughnessy's 1990 book with the same title, a suspicion arises that there may be something to the idea that, since 1919, the Red Sox have been cursed because owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth, the team's franchise player
, to the New York Yankees for $100,000, the most ever paid for a player up to that time, and a $300,000 loan with Fenway Park as collateral.
COACHES WHO ARE FORTU-nate enough to have a franchise player
would do well to prepare something special for all the box-and-one defenses they are going to see throughout the season.
It was just rewards for the Knights' franchise player
, who had spent the majority of the season out of action after dislocating his shoulder.
Comparatively, the administrator of a nursing home may very well be perceived as that team's franchise player
In search of a franchise player
ever since taking over and overhauling the NLEX Road Warriors at the start of last season, coach Yeng Guiao has now found one in Kiefer Ravena.
New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony re-stoked a perceived rift between himself and new Brooklyn Nets and former Knicks guard Jeremy Lin by questioning why the Nets would make him their franchise player
Paul Lee proved a franchise player
for Rain or Shine when he was picked second overall in 2011 behind JV Casio; June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer and Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra definitely have the same roles for their respective squads.
The same amount was paid for the Uva Unicorns franchise by Success Sports Pvt Ltd, even though the team has no designated franchise player
Thompson said Luke Fulghum, who scored three of his team's goals over at the weekend, had the makings of a franchise player
There is precedent for teams letting a franchise player
go for less compensation - Kansas City traded defensive end Jared Allen to Minnesota last year for a first-round pick and two third-round choices - but any kind of deal now is tricky because Peppers hasn't signed his tender with Carolina.