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06-24-2012, 10:22 PM
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Nikolai Kulemin talks could get testy

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/24...ould-get-testy

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TORONTO - Contract negotiations between the Maple Leafs and winger Nikolai Kulemin could get a little sticky, if they haven’t already.

Kulemin’s agent, Gary Greenstin, was somewhat cryptic in a recent interview, saying “we’ll see what happens” in talks with the Leafs, but emphasized that Kulemin wants to remain in Toronto.

Two years ago, the sides went long and hard at each other before hammering out a new deal.

Kulemin, Matt Frattin, Cody Franson and Ben Scrivens are restricted free agents and have received qualifying offers.

The Leafs have two players — Joey Crabb and Jay Rosehill — facing unrestricted free agency on July 1. Whether they are signed remains to be seen, and David Nonis, the Leafs’ senior vice-president of hockey operations, did not return an e-mail message on Sunday.

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Nothing more than 3.5 per year and I'm happy

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I wouldn't hate it if Kulemin was traded for the right centerman.

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Wont shock me if hes part of Henny's rumoured deal.

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Nothing more than 3.5 per year and I'm happy
Even that is steep at this point.

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Trade him for Morrow or Ott

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Nothing more than 2 based on his most recent season.

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trade him for morrow or ott
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With the performance that Kulemin put in last season, he'll be lucky to get 3 million dollars/year as an RFA.

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06-24-2012, 10:33 PM
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**** the Sun.

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Kulemin doesn't have much leverage so I'm not worried.

Also that's hardly cryptic, shut up Sun.,

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Yeah, I can't imagine that Kulemin has much to stand on for negotiations this year. Considering how his goal scoring increased he'd be lucky to get paid what he was in the last deal.

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$2.5M for one year, with a gentlemen's agreement that he'll receive a long-term deal at X-number of dollars if his production hits certain levels this upcoming season.

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Hope he's not traded..

Our only great forward defensively IMO lol.

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if he wants more than he's worth trade him.

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Yeah, it's a good move, Ott had more points than Kulemin last year, to go along with the style Burke wants, and Morrow had 2 less points with 13 less games played than Kulemin, along with leadership and the style Burke wants

He's a third liner now anyway

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This is probably the agent poisoning his client. How could Kulemin have any leverage? For negotiations to ever get testy after a season like he just had is baffling.

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With the lock-out he'll probably just go to the KHL.

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Nothing more than 3.5 per year and I'm happy
3.5 for a guy who scored 7 goals? No way. If he wants that much then it's a 1 yr deal and he gets to prove himself. If he wants any kind of term on this, it's got to be under 3M per. Sorry Kully.

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A very good comparable is Chris Stewart who also had an underwhelming season and ended up settling on a one-year 3 million dollar deal.

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not going to get much return for kulemin i would think. Hes unsigned, and had an awful year to boot.

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He should get something around the $3M mark on a short term deal until he bounces back.

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A very good comparable is Chris Stewart who also had an underwhelming season and ended up settling on a one-year 3 million dollar deal.
Agreed. Hopefully then, he could bounce back and earn a longish term deal from the Leafs.

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Give him a short term deal similar to what he's making now. Essentially give him a 2nd chance to prove that last season was an anomaly, while at the same time not risking too much if it turns into a pattern.

2 years at $2.5M per year

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Amazing how the Sun can spin "we'll see what happens" into "Kulemin talks could get testy."

My prediction: 1-year deal/$3 million.

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