Toronto Maple Leafs: Re-Visiting the Kulemin Situation

May 20th, 2010 by Ryan Fancey Leave a reply »
So back to the situation regarding Nik Kulemin.

1.47 million and pending Restricted Free Agency coming up this summer. Kulemin will look for a raise, and to be honest, I’m not sure if the Leafs want to pay him.

Kulemin and his agent will look for a solid raise to about 2.5-3.0 million and some years to go along with it.

If Burke wants to walk away from that, he’ll trade his rights to whoever comes up with a decent package for the Russian.

What teams would want Kulie? I’m not sure. But a better question is, who wouldn’t?

Signing Kulemin for three million dollars per year is economical for a top six forward, who may or may not, turn out to score plenty of points. It’s worth the risk really. Regardless, his play on the defensive side of the puck is enough to keep him in the lineup all season.

Want to know where the three million dollars is that Burke is looking for to cut Kulemin a cheque? Go see Mikhail Grabovski. He has most of it at least (2.9 per until 2013)

So you can see where the money for Kulemin may not be that easy to come up with, yet.

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