Thread: Value of: Jordan Leopold
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01-08-2013, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Kris Chreider View Post
I think we here in Minnsota could get behind Cullen for Leopold.
Originally Posted by ewoksonhoth View Post
Came in to make this proposal. Looking for a decent 3C who can win faceoffs and play the PK, that would be him.
A couple days ago I was looking at impending UFAs who could be traded 1-for-1 with Leopold prior to the season, and Cullen was one of a couple guys that I wrote down. But I didn't think Minnesota would be too keen on it. Is Granlund playing center this year? Is Coyle NHL-ready? If either isn't playing C for the Wild, does the organization trust Brodziak enough to be a top-6 center? It'd certainly make sense from Buffalo's perspective considering our need for a vet center who can play some tougher minutes. Also, we know Regier was pursuing him hard during his last UFA summer--he told the media that he made an offer to a center for more money than he took from the team with which he signed because the player "wanted to go home to play." That was clearly Cullen, and Regier has coveted Cullen in the past.

Originally Posted by ewoksonhoth View Post
The only thing that would suck about that trade is that everyone wants to see Cullen retire in Minnesota. I'm all for strengthening the Defense, but that would kind of suck to see him leave.
If there's a silver lining, you're getting a Golden Gopher in exchange!

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