One of the comments is hilarious:
Someone's high if they think Shero ever would pay up that much for Kulemin.
6'1", 225 lbs.
July 14, 1986 (26 years old)
Place of Birth:
Drafted:Drafted by Toronto in 2006 (2/44).
Has sound instincts at both ends of the ice. A mobile skater with a keen sense of anticipation, he owns plenty of skill to produce points at the highest level. Smart and physically strong, he can play either wing position.
Must shoot a little more and start burying more of his chances in order to maximize offensive production in the NHL. Needs to do a better job of utilizing his physical gifts. Can be prone to prolonged scoring funks.
Solid, versatile two-way winger.
Kulemin is a 2.800M cap hit and is signed through the end of next season. Ideally, you send someone like Kennedy (2.000M) and Tangradi (0.875M) or Lovejoy (0.525M) the other way to even out the cap hit.
Kunitz - Crosby - Dupuis
Kulemin - Malkin - Neal
Cooke - Sutter - Boychuk
Glass - Vitale - Adams
I'd be OK with that lineup.
Or I'm just up WAY past my bed time and I'm over analyzing stupid things. One or the other.