Thread: Nikolai Kulemin
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01-20-2013, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by BigBenSF View Post
Gonna roll out four scenarios that might play out for Kulemin at the trade deadline:

1) Underwhelmes again and Toronto falls from playoff contention
2) Produces like he did in 2010 but Toronto falls out of playoff contention
3) Underwhelmes but Toronto is in playoff contention
4) Produces like he did in 2010 and Toronto is in playoff contention

What return would you want for Kulemin in all of these scenarios?
Well if he's producing like he did in 2010, then he's a proven 30 goal scorer twice. With size. And an extremely solid two-way game. That would cost quite a bit to add for any team. I'd probably want Morrow + 1st + Bennet coming back, if we weren't making the playoffs. And even then, I don't really know why Toronto would do that, because you're banking on Bennet becoming a 30 goal guy, which Kulie already would be, Morrow is nice but not exactly what we need, and the first, while solid, is low. So

But he likely won't produce like he did in 2010. If not, and he's on pace for a 20-20 season and is playing well defensively, I'd want a 1st + for him. If Toronto is in playoff contention, I'd rather hold onto him regardless.

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