Thread: Nikolai Kulemin
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01-21-2013, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by BigBenSF View Post
We need a shutdown defenseman.

Either Pouliot + Tangradi for Kulemin + Komi or Pouliot + conditional 1st for Kulemin + Komi (TOR takes back some salary in this deal) would work for me.

So would you guys do one of:

Maatta + Tangradi/Jeffrey + Bortuzzo for Kulemin
Pouliot + Tangradi for Kulemin + Komi
Pouliot + conditional 1st for Kulemin + Komi (TOR toads partial cap)

The first deal I think most Pens fans would do, I'm not sure about the last two.
I wouldn't have a problem taking back salary. For me the Pouliot and pick for Komi and Kule is the scenario Nonis will most likely be interested in, we are sort of on a rebuild and the pick is something he will most likely be more interested in. Also a prospect already drafted to add to our prospect pool.

Kulemin could flourish with Malkin, he is signed to a good cap hit, this is why I would think Nonis would not want to give him away. With Malkin Kule can easily score 25. Not sure he is a consistent 30 goal man, but he is a very good 2 way player when on his game. Physical too.

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