Nikolai Kulemin

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  1. SnipeCheeseAllDay

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    Hey everyone. I wanted to know honest opinions of some non leaf fans about one of our brightest prospects Nikolai Kulemin. He's 21 and is playing in the RSL... in the previous season, he scored more goals and got more points than Ovechkin did when he was in the RSL (and he did it in less games); his stats were also very very close to Malkins.

    He said he's going to honor his contract which has 1 more year left with his team in Russia and then will play for the Leafs. If he didnt sign that 1 year contract, there is no doubt he would be on the big club thing coming season; he's physically and mentally ready to play in the bigs.

    Here are 2 clips of Kulemin... note they are both pretty similar.
    Also note that power foward move he does a lot and his extra gear on defensemen ;)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=7eIRcFeD2F4

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=qOuMTVr77B8

    What do you all think his potential is? Who does he remind you of?

    EDIT: forgot to mention, he also played on the top line with Ovehckin a couple years ago.
     
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  2. It Kills Me

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    And if you're Russian , tell us how to pronounce his last name.
     
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    I am a Leafs fan, so I am prohibited to comment.

    But what the heck:

    Kulemin is one of our brightest prospects, along with Tlusty, Stralman, and Pogge.

    Also, his potential, and he reminds me of, is Owen Nolan.
     
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  4. SnipeCheeseAllDay

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    Not prohibited, but I just wanted to hear someone else's opinion who doesnt praise every leaf prospect lol.

    Owen Nolan is a good comparaison... I was thinking he plays a lot like Ovechkin, with the almost exact same shot...
     
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    Its something I am fond of.

    ;)
     
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    so owen nolan with more scoring ability and more grit.

    that would pretty much make kulemin a perennial 50-goal man while hitting everything and anyone in his path.

    he'd be the most feared and effective russian of all time.

    yeah, that's going to happen. :shakehead
     
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    Anything can happen.

    But, I get your point, and I am going to edit my post.
     
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    anything can indeed happen. he could break all of gretzky's scoring records.

    but every team can point to a prospect and say that. anything can happen.

    i think though we're looking for some realistic achievements for these guys.
     
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    But I did edit my post.
     
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    Crosby?
     
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    Watch the montage...


    The montage of his goals this year show an extra gear, a lot of muscle to break past defensemen, and the ability to shoot even when he is off balance of falling down... He has incredibly soft hands, and the ability to make quick moves in a small space... Reminds me of Bure's hands, Ovechkin's nose for the net, and Bondra's ability to get the puck in from amazing places.
     
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    He said he plays like Ovechkin...not as well as Ovechkin...
     
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    Not for another six or so days. :)
     
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    what would i say?? there is no place for him in my team.
     
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    Something like Koolyomeen..., with the "yo" stressed
     
  18. SnipeCheeseAllDay

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    I thought it was "koolimin"... thats why they give him the nick name kulie
     
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    Who ? Never heard about this nick name actually :help:
     
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    It's probably the lazy fans who can't get their energy wasting fingers to press 2 extra keys.
     
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    They are wrong. Koo-lyo-min.
     
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    Whatever way you spell his name, he's a gem!
     
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    He's a stud, best Russian prospect outside of Cherepanov.
     
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    Exactly.






    If he can carry over the same level of play on a smaller ice surface and against grittier players, he'll be a Cole clone.

    IMO
    Upside-> Cole with better hands, less grit.

    Probably going to be a per annual 30-40 goal and 55-65 point guy.
     
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    So, I gues Kulemin's new n9ckname is Kulio :dunno:
     

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