Thread: Speculation: Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-07-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Coolburn View Post
But Kulikov is NOT even close in comparison to what Allen was then. Allen had just 1 full season of NHL experience when traded and had an injury history and was a bottom pairing d-man for the Canucks.
That's not correct. Bryan Allen was in his 3rd full season on the Canucks and he was playing top 4 minutes.

Allen - 20:27 per game, 199 games over the last 3 NHL seasons
Kulikov - 21:25 per game, 198 games over the last 3 NHL seasons

Kulkov is younger and projects to be better but Allen was very good at the time of the trade, in his first season with the Cats he was a solid #4.

Injuries really hurt the Allen/Bertuzzi combo but at the time it was a very high value package.

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