Nikolai Kulemin re-signs in Toronto for two years

Ryan Fancey
July 20 2012 07:00AM

According to Darren Dreger, the Leafs have signed Kulemin to a new two year deal worth $2.8 million per season.

After going ice cold for the 2011-12 campaign, Kulemin still managed to get a raise from his expiring $2.35 million dollar hit over the last two years.

However, if you look at his entire body of work over the past two seasons, which included a break out offensively in 2010-11, it's tough to argue this contract. The cap hit is peanuts, and Kulemin's a legit NHLer who's responsible on both sides of the puck for the most part. I like it.

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Moving Pieces Up Front

Ryan Fancey
June 28 2012 06:27AM

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about the James van Riemsdyk for Luke Schenn trade that went down this past weekend is the way it quickly re-shaped the Maple Leafs' roster. Schenn was all over the place on the blue line, minutes climbing and falling from game to game, but his counterpart in the deal likely won't suffer the same fate.

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Goalie options Bern-ing up

Ryan Fancey
June 18 2012 08:11AM

With silly season entering what should be one of its busiest weeks, the focus on the Leafs' needs in goal and, well, everywhere, will be front and center up until Friday's draft. Of course, we've been discussing most of this since the regular season ended, but it's time for that last kick at the speculation can before things start happening for real.

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Defenceman Debate Continues

Ryan Fancey
June 13 2012 10:42AM

When Brian Burke speaks, Leafs fans listen. Then we debate what we believe he actually said for at least 48 hours.

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Are two trades better than none?

Ryan Fancey
June 06 2012 11:45AM

With Vokoun off the market and Roberto Luongo supposedly set to meet with the Canucks sometime this week, you can count on the goalie talk surrounding the Leafs to pick up substantially, especially with the NHL and AHL playoffs wrapping up.

I guess this is a fairly easy observation to make, but it's quite likely that we'll be seeing two substantial moves from the Leafs to address the goaltending, or none at all.

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