Confirmed with Link: Brett Kulak traded for Taormina and Valiev

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  1. ProspectsFanatic

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    Rumors are that Bergevin has been working on this deal since last February!!! :sarcasm:
     
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    I'll be blaming the kulaks then ;)
     
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    I expect we sign Despres now.
     
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    Not the greatest of trade for the Rocket....but saving 1 spot for the 50-contract limit.
     
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    I guess Despres is getting signed ? Ahl deal ?

    Sucks as Taormina is great in the A
     
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    In other words...this trade is

    Simon Despres & Brett Kulak for Rinat Valiev & Matt Taormina
     
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    We sign Fleury and claim Jaskin.
     
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    Somebody know Kulak ?
     
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    Agree.

    Laval getting worse.... Taormina was a point machine on the back end.

    the way I see it for Laval

    Taormina > Despres

    Valiev < Kulak
     
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    With Despres, now Kulak, Moravcik, Sklenica & Fleury...

    They needed to make room.

    I think there's more "NHL recall-ability" with those first 4 names than Matt Taormina.
     
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    Vanilla #6Dman. Probably the most uninteresting defenseman in the league but for his caphit, you really couldn't ask for more. He's an NHLer for sure
     
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    Yeah. Not the greatest of deal. But Kulak is still improving.
     
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    I thought Valiev would eventually be a good defensive d-man. Anyone know if Kulak is better than Valiev or is this another Benn for Pateryn and 4th trade?
     
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    Kulak is better.
     
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    We also have to figure out the veterans clause. 1 less vet in Taormina. Though if there was 1 vet that was important.....it's Taormina. Anyway....
     
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    Taormina is injured though
     
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    Ah so Bergevin saw himself in this player.
     
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    Thanks. So the idiot made a decent trade. Taormina would never be anything but an AHLer.
     
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    Does Kulak stay up with the big club?

    If so, that would mean the end of DLR or Scherbak. As would the return of Shaw.
     
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    I wonder who's going to take charge of the PP in Laval now. Taormina was pretty amazing at it, by far his best attribute. Pretty bad at everything else though, tbh.
     
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    Well it's mostly Valiev potential for Kulak potentila. And Taormina for the success of their AHL team. But, I would do think that Kulak's potential might be slightly higher than Valiev's. So a wash at best. But where we ''win'' is by removing 1 vet spot for the vet clause, and 1 less contract under 50. So yeah, we could ''win'' this one....but for other things than the Rocket success. The best vet we have on D right now for Laval is....Lernout. The D isn't too strong. We need the Czechs to be very good. And as average I think Despres is....he would be welcome on that D squad.
     
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    Canadiens already said that Kulak will report to Laval.

    Scherbak could be traded for a good d with potential playing in Laval.
     
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    Typical Bargain Bin move, I expect nothing more. He's the master of depth AHL players and trading with the same 4 teams over and over again. Jesus why is the universe doing this to us? What did we do to deserve this tool?
     
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    Kulak former teammates with Gallagher on the Vancouver Giants.
     
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