Thread: Value of: Kulemin to Pitts?
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06-24-2012, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
Because Kulemin is going to get you a number 1 center. I agree that's what you need... however even if you received a top 6 guy... where do they play? You have 5 top 6 wingers and 1 center. One of those wingers is going to be the odd man out, and I don't see it being Kessel, Lupul or JVR.

It's possible that he's included in a deal for Luongo... however Leafs would have to add a significant piece (prospect and likely a pick as well) as it wouldn't center around Kulemin.

With Harding signing a 3 yr extension, it's possible Backstrom is moved sometime this season... however he'll cost more than Kulemin is worth as well.

Don't get me wrong... I like him, and expect him to do a lot better than last year (assuming he gets top 6 icetime). However if he can't get top 6 icetime, then I don't see him doing much more than 10-15 goals. At which point moving him for another player/prospect isn't a bad thing.

It would be a horrible thing, we need him, he is big, plays soild defensively, he can score. He just a solid hockey player. I have no complaints with him, he can play top 6 or could be used in a checking role, which apparently Caryle will play his checking line a lot of minutes. He is way to valuable and things that were offered in the OP help the Leafs in no way, Leafs prefer Kulemin.

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