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2010 NHL Free Agency: Maple Leafs sign Nikolai Kulemin to two-year, $4.7M extension

Jul 2, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

kulemin.jpgThe Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Nikolai Kulemin to a two-year, $4.7 million extension according to Darren Dreger.

The 23-year-old Russian scored 36 points during the 09-10 season and 31 in 08-09. He’s a young player who has shown some solid potential. He also earned a considerable jump in time on ice from his rookie season this year, going from 13:48 minutes per game to 16:22. He’s developing into a respectable two-way player in the eyes of some.

This leaves the Maple Leafs with a little more than $4.5 million of cap space, covering 11 forwards, seven defensemen and two goalies.

  1. JOAN HANCOCK - Jul 3, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    ABOUT TIME THEY COME TO THEIR SENSES – THIS TEAM USUALLY THROW AWAY THEIR BEST – IF THE WANT THE CUP AND THEY HAVE THE AMUNITION FOR THIS NOW – THEY BETTER KEEP MONSTER, GUNNARSON, GRABOSKI, KULEMIN KESSEL AND SOME OF THE NEW PLAYERS ESPECALLY TEI NEW CAPTAIN . THIS TEAM HAS BEEN A RUDDERLESS SHIP FOR TOO LONG, THEY HAVE MORE THAN THEIR SHARE OF INJURIES – DESPITE THEIR DISMAL YEAR HAD THERE NOT BEEN SO MANY BAD CALLS THEY WOULD DEFINITELY BE IN THE PLAYOFFS, WHEN THESE BAD CALLS ARE MADE NATURALLY IT UPSETS THE TEAM, THE DISTRACTION AND UPSET IS USUALLY RESPONSIBLEFOR A NUMBER OF THEIR LOST GAMES. SO GO LEAFS GO HOCKEY THAT MATTERS, THE PASSION THAT UNITES US ALL AMEN

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