Nikolai Kulemin: "I'm not trying to get popular"

Kent Wilson
November 23 2011 08:59AM

 

 

By: Andrey Osadchenko

Nikolai Kulemin doesn't tend to talk a lot. The Magnitogorsk native isn’t known for words in any language. He mostly keeps to himself and prefers to show what he’s capable of by the way he performs on the ice. However, he never shies away from the media and if you have something to ask, he will answer as honestly as anybody. In case you don’t believe this, here’s the proof.

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STAJAN-WATCH: In Which Matt Compares the Flames to the St. Louis Cardinals

Danny Gray
November 22 2011 12:47PM

Just like old times

At around 9:00 EST on November 22, 2011 Sidney Crosby passed Matt Stajan in the race for the Art Ross Trophy.

What else is new with Matt?

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NO-vechkin

Kent Wilson
November 22 2011 09:25AM

 

By: Andrey Osadchenko

It’s official. Ovie isn’t him anymore. At least, so far he isn’t. Last night he made it obvious in arguably the most hockey obsessed town on Earth. A town where he scored 14 goals in 12 previous games.

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SWEDEN BABY SWEDEN

Jason Strudwick
November 21 2011 11:25PM

Going into the offseason I thought it was pretty unlikely that I would receive a contract offer in the NHL.

That is the circle of life in the NHL.

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Leafs Vs. Capitals Scoring Chances

JP Nikota
November 21 2011 11:01PM

Talk about score effects. The Leafs out chanced the Capitals 9-1 in the first period, and 12-3 through the first 30 minutes of the game, but then went on to be out-chanced 17-5 for the remainder of the game, 12-2 in the third. The totals were 20-17 for Washington, and 15-11 for Washington at even strength. Special teams were obviously important in this game.

Probably the most dangerous stretch for Washington came in the 3rd period between 7:27 and 6:38 remaining, when Alexander Semin had 5 consecutive chances. This was, without a doubt, Jonas Gustavsson's best game of the season.

Individual numbers didn't look so good for several Leafs, as only David Steckel, John-Michael Liles, Matt Frattin, and Joey Crabb managed to out-chance their opponents at even strength. It was a particularly tough night for Colton Orr, Jake Gardiner, Nikolai Kulemin, or Pascal Dupuis, as each of them had a -4 differential at EV.

Read on for the tables.

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