’09-10 Player Reviews: Nik Kulemin

’09-10 Player Reviews: Nik Kulemin

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    We’ve partnered up with Pension Plan Puppets to bring to you a Player Review series, where we will be evaluating and grading the 2009-10 season for every Leaf who featured in a significant number of games for the Blue and White last season, with an eye towards 2010-11. Today we feature Nikolai Kulemin, profiled by PPP:

    The Summary:

    Nikolai Kulemin continued his development into the Maple Leafs‘ best two-way forward just in time for his agent to try to play hardball with Papa Burke over his new contract. Rumours are that they are $1M apart but the reality is that if Kulemin, as he has indicated with his words and his actions, wants to play in the NHL then the Leafs have the upperhand thanks to the CBA.

    But why is this dragging out? Well, let’s look at his season to see why Kulemin might expect more from Burke.

    The Discussion:

    Well, we know where this is going no matter what so knock yourselves out.

    Audience Participation:

    Rate Kulemin below on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) based on his performance relative to his potential and your expectations for the season.

    Alec Brownscombe is the founder of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He was also the editor of the 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals. You can contact him at [email protected]