Kulemin was one of the best defensive forwards in hockey.
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05-18-2013, 04:47 AM
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Kulemin would be producing 30 goals if he wasn't employed in a shut down role. Most coaches aren't as orthodox as Carlyle and would use a more run and gun format. We'd probably spend a lot more time in the opposition zone as well.
With that in mind, I don't think we have any forward that could be used against top lines and produce. The Crosby, Giroux, Lecavalier, etc are not that common. We could use Colborne in that role and see if he can produce consistently. He'll have to be better supported, though.
Lupul - Bozak - Kessel ( top scoring line)
JVR - Colborne - Frattin ( shut down line)
Grabs - Kadri - Kulemin (depth scoring line)
Komarov - McClement - Orr ( Checking/ Energy line)
I'm starting to lean towards acquiring Clarkson. He's not physical, but a two-way forward. Slot him on the shut down line and see if that line can produce at top six levels.
We could have Colborne's line against the top scoring line. Kessel's line against the shut down line, while Kadri could be up against the depth scoring line. We're going to be pretty difficult to match up with if we can pull it off.
???? Clarkson is a two way forward and not physical? Better do your research there bud
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