Thread: Value of: Nikolai Kulemin?
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01-01-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
This is laughable. Kulemin has averaged 0.53 points per game over the past 3 seasons, while Raymond has averaged 0.54. Raymond also had a higher CORSI ON rating (2.72) than Kadri (2.40), and is a mainstay on the Vancouver PK. It's absolutely absurd that you say Raymond is worse defensively and just shows complete ignorance about Raymond. Raymond doesn't have a physical presence, but Kulemin doesn't have Raymond's speed.
Uh, Kulemin is a very fast skater himself. There's not much difference, certainly not enough to bridge any other issues. Raymond is a mainstay because he's fast, not because he's good defensively. Just like how Grabner is on the Isles.

The fact that you think Raymond is nearly as valuable as Kulemin is absolutely hilarious. One is a key top 6 support player opening up space and doing boardwork, one leeched off of Kesler on a team that was lights out offensively.

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