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01-21-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BigBenSF View Post
Posted a thread discussing Kulemin on the Leafs board, and offered Maatta + Tangradi + Bortuzzo for him. In my opinion the only player with significant value there is Maatta, Tangradi would be replaced by Kulemin and Bortuzzo will be passed by when our D prospects are ready for the show. As of this post Leafs fans are saying that they would definitely consider it.

Would we do a Kulemin for Maatta+ deal? Let's look at the positives and negatives:

+ We get a 30 goal scorer
+ We get a guy who has chemistry with Malkin
+ Malkin gets his two wingers for the future (a Kulemin-Malkin-Neal line would be amazing)
+ Adding Kulemin gives Malkin more incentive to resign with Pittsburgh

- Lose a possible top 4 defenseman in Maatta
- Lose three possible assets to trade for a winger for Sid
- Never get to see Tangradi's full potential in Pittsburgh

For me, the positives outweigh the negatives.

Would you guys do it?
I'd be hesitant to move Bortuzzo before seeing what he can do, I'd rather throw in a mid pick instead. We don't have much size on our blueline (Despres & Bort are the only two above 6-2). Besides, Toronto has a lot of depth D.

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