Confirmed Trade: [CGY/MTL] Brett Kulak for Matt Taormina and Rinat Valiev

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  1. Mobiandi

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    3 minutes and wiki and hockeydb area already updated. Damn
     
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    today's trades are spiraling out of control
     
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    Must mean Despres will sign in Laval soon.
     
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    Good deal for the Habs, I like Kulak, serviceable #7/8
     
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    weird trade. Why does Calgary do this...?
     
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    Too many d-men. Kulak obviously isn't in their plans.
     
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    Kulak has been surpassed by Andersson and Valimaki, and we need depth for our AHL defence now I guess.
     
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    Arbitration probably hurt the relationship between the player and management. He also got passed by Valimaki and Andersson on the depth chart and got waived yesterday.

    He might have asked for a trade or Treliving was doing him a favour to give him a better opportunity elsewhere
     
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    Anyone got a report on the Habs guys?

    I liked Kulak, would have been fine with him on our bottom pairing. Obviously you go with Valimaki and Andersson though.
     
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    Why not? Kulak clearly believes he is an NHL defensemen and he got outplayed by Andersson, Valimaki, and Prout.

    It's far better having a proven AHL contributor in Taormina playing in Stockton than an unhappy Kulak toiling down there. Flames have the depth pieces to make this move.
     
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    Habs fans were high on Valiev this pre-season I thought.
     
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    I don't get the return though unless they see something in Valiev. Taormina is 32 year old minor league depth piece and Valiev looks like a tweener at best.

    Would have preferred a pick as CGY.
     
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    seems like they gave him to Calgary to get rid of Taormina's contract and only take one back. Probably to sign Despres.
     
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    MTL have no interest in trading a pick.
    also this trade liberates a contract on the limit of 50
     
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    Really? They Habs waived him relatively early in the pre-season and he cleared. He was fine, but wasn't good enough to make the roster.
     
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    Kulak is looking like a tweener at best as well. He isn't a good young prospect anymore, he's a middling NHL defenseman. You're lucky anyone took him for the depth pieces that the Flames did get for him.
     
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    Calgary getting back 2 bodies was definitely the Habs wanting to shed a body.
    In fact I almost wonder if the Flames were willing to take the contracts back just to let Kulak have a chance somewhere else.
     
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    I, too, would prefer to receive a draft pick in return for a player that cleared waivers just a few hours ago.
     
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    I'm digging all these waiver depth player trades. They remind me of the mostly inconsequential trades people would make just because trading was fun in NHL GM Connected leagues back in the day.
     
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    Kulak is a serviceable NHL defenseman. But he got passed by two young prospects this preseason. Not surprised he was traded.
     
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    Kulak is on a 1 way contract, so that's almost a million bucks in real money.

    The other guy whose name I have never heard in my life is a veteran AHLer making 350k. I'd wonder if the 1 way money had anything to do with the way this trade was structured.
     
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    Would have preferred to keep Valiev and Taormina for Laval but Kulak is a servicable D, maybe Phillip Benn is on the way out?
     
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    Just a note, Calgary needed veteran bodies in the AHL. Their 1D and their penciled 1D for this year are still in Calgary at the moment.

    I think Tre had to cut ties with Brett unfortunately. I think it probably got really ****ty in contract negotiation; or he wanted to give the kid a chance elsewhere.
     
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