Thread: Value of: Nikolai Kulemin?
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12-31-2012, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Phion Keneuf View Post
I don't see why.

Sutter is great defensively, and is one of those elite 3rd liners. Kulemin has more potential and showed it just 2 seasons ago
I don't think you need to worry about it, since I'm sure most reasonable Pens fans wouldn't sign off on it anyway.

We traded for Sutter for a reason: Shero loves depth down the middle, and Sutter replaces a lot of what Staal brings. If we had wanted to deal Staal for a winger, I'm sure Carolina would've been all too happy to trade us one with a more consistent track record of production than Kulemin instead of Sutter. And then some.

The only way any Pittsburgh fan would want to deal for Kulemin is if he came at a discount due to his down season. Toronto fans err on the side of him returning to form, so there's really no deal to be made here.

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