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09-10-2013, 03:51 PM
T. Yoshi Muchakoopas
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
Why are the Leafs trying to dump Kulemin anyway? He seems like just the kind of player they'd want... plenty of grit and truculence.
He's a UFA in for a payday that Toronto isn't going to be able to give him. His line was completely intimidated in the playoffs. He's not going to make the top-6 over Lupul, Kadri, Kessel, Van Riemsdyk, Clarkson and Bozak - so maybe they think they can get a decent prospect out of trading him now as opposed to a second round pick or something come deadline.

Plus, doesn't hurt to clear a bit of capspace out. They've got room, but not a lot after Kadri.

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