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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1860 on: February 06, 2014, 10:26:53 AM »
no trade Kuliman
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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1861 on: February 06, 2014, 01:38:32 PM »
no trade Kuliman

I would be very disappointed if the Leafs traded Kulemin.  I hope he gets signed for a $3.25 or max a $3.5 a year 5 year deal.  ($3, $3, $3.25, $3.5, $3.5) or max like ($3, $3.25, $3.5, $3.75, $4.0).

Bolland knows what it takes to win as he said.  I read where the coaching staff were impressed with Bolland's work ethic in games but also at practice where they said he still did everything top speed.

I hope that neither Bolland or Kadri get signed above Bozak's contract.  I think it is an excellent benchmark. 

So I hope the forward depth of Kulemin and Bolland are kept unless Bolland is now damaged goods, then take his experience and make him a coach.
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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
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« Reply #1862 on: February 06, 2014, 02:41:42 PM »
I think guys like Kulemin and Bolland (even tough he's only played a handful of games for Toronto) are/will be the glue that holds this team together. Successful teams have at least two or three above average to great two-way players.
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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1863 on: February 06, 2014, 03:36:16 PM »
I still believe that Kuli is willing to give Maple Leafs some sort of home town discount to stay in Toronto. He is firmly rooted here, his family is happy and he seems quite a conservative guy in that regard.

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Toronto/2014/02/05/21449871.html

"I would love to stay. I like everything here. It's the only team I have played for. I like the organization, the city, everything."
"A big change for me was when Grabovski left, and yeah, I was really close with him, but there are a lot of guys here who have played with me for a long time," Kulemin said. "I have a good relationship with everybody. It's a good group of guys."
Kadri doesn't see a lonely guy when he looks across the room at Kulemin, either. "I hang out with him, Carl Gunnarsson does," Kadri said. "He's a good guy to have around the room. It's not like he is isolated at all."

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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1864 on: February 06, 2014, 04:00:05 PM »
I hope that neither Bolland or Kadri get signed above Bozak's contract.  I think it is an excellent benchmark. 

So I hope the forward depth of Kulemin and Bolland are kept unless Bolland is now damaged goods, then take his experience and make him a coach.
Bolland's 27. You can bet that even if he is damaged goods, he's not going into coaching for a long time.

Frankly, I'd love to keep him, but given Nonis' recent contract signings, it's going to be tough.
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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1865 on: February 07, 2014, 12:48:11 PM »
its possible that Bolland will never play as he once did, so he is in the unenviable position of having to prove himself all over again when he comes to a point in his career when he believes he should "cash in", as did Clarkson. The problem is we are taking a huge chance on his renewal until he proves he is worth the upgrade in his contract. If so give it to him, if not he become trade bait later in the year.
I personally love the guy but he has had what has ended some players careers in the past.
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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1866 on: February 07, 2014, 01:21:49 PM »
its possible that Bolland will never play as he once did, so he is in the unenviable position of having to prove himself all over again when he comes to a point in his career when he believes he should "cash in", as did Clarkson. The problem is we are taking a huge chance on his renewal until he proves he is worth the upgrade in his contract. If so give it to him, if not he become trade bait later in the year.
I personally love the guy but he has had what has ended some players careers in the past.

And we're talking about a guy who scored a cup-winning goal, here.  It doesn't get a whole lot better than that.  I bet a lot of guys would strongly consider just hanging up the skates in Bolland's position.

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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1867 on: February 07, 2014, 01:37:20 PM »
its possible that Bolland will never play as he once did, so he is in the unenviable position of having to prove himself all over again when he comes to a point in his career when he believes he should "cash in", as did Clarkson. The problem is we are taking a huge chance on his renewal until he proves he is worth the upgrade in his contract. If so give it to him, if not he become trade bait later in the year.
I personally love the guy but he has had what has ended some players careers in the past.

And we're talking about a guy who scored a cup-winning goal, here.  It doesn't get a whole lot better than that.  I bet a lot of guys would strongly consider just hanging up the skates in Bolland's position.

I can't imagine many 27 year olds would retire without at least giving it a try.

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« Reply #1868 on: February 07, 2014, 02:27:34 PM »
I not trying to be negative here but pragmatic, the reality is he may never be able to do what he did. I hope I am wrong and that his full skills return and that he leads us to our next cup.
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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1869 on: February 07, 2014, 02:37:45 PM »
Is it just me or does it sound like you're lamenting the potential loss of one of the greats, and not a guy who has never reached 20 goals or 50 points?

Anyway, the guy is 27. How about we let him heal up and see if he can't work his way back m'kay?

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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1870 on: February 07, 2014, 04:04:13 PM »
I not trying to be negative here but pragmatic, the reality is he may never be able to do what he did. I hope I am wrong and that his full skills return and that he leads us to our next cup.

I didn't disagree with that, just with the notion that he would consider retirement at his age with out at least attempting to play again.

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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1872 on: February 08, 2014, 10:38:33 AM »
Funny forgot about that character. LOL
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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1873 on: February 08, 2014, 03:06:07 PM »
its possible that Bolland will never play as he once did, so he is in the unenviable position of having to prove himself all over again when he comes to a point in his career when he believes he should "cash in", as did Clarkson. The problem is we are taking a huge chance on his renewal until he proves he is worth the upgrade in his contract. If so give it to him, if not he become trade bait later in the year.
I personally love the guy but he has had what has ended some players careers in the past.

And we're talking about a guy who scored a cup-winning goal, here.  It doesn't get a whole lot better than that.  I bet a lot of guys would strongly consider just hanging up the skates in Bolland's position.

I can't imagine many 27 year olds would retire without at least giving it a try.

why are we talking like he had a career ruining injury when he just missed a couple months?
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Re: Nonis using depth to go shopping....
« Reply #1874 on: February 08, 2014, 07:27:20 PM »
Funny forgot about that character. LOL

How can you forget about frank the tank?
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