Who Would You Rather The Leafs Pay: Raymond vs. Kulemin

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  1. Drew311

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    I doubt the Leafs will have the room to keep both of these players. Pretty different skill sets, but both are effective in their own right. Kulemin is the superior defensive player and is more physical, but Raymond has fantastic speed and hand. Both kill penalties and will most likely produce similar numbers.

    The question is, if the price tag for both Kulemin and Raymond is 3.5 million for 3 - 5 years, who would you rather the Leafs sign?
     
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    Pay Kulemin. Trade Raymond.
     
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    A little early man.
     
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    Definitely Raymond. Who's Kulimen?
     
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    I'd let them both go for 3.5.

    But to answer your question I'll keep Kulemin because I think we have enough scoring throughout our lineup, plus I think Raymond will hit some long cold streaks. I like Kulemin's physicality and defensive awareness more than Raymond's speed. That being said, I hope we can keep both if they play the way they have been.
     
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    Soon enough we'll have an MFK over our UFAs.
     
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    Always liked the last minute bargain free agents. MacArthur was great for us. Raymond will be solid. Maybe someone new next summer?
     
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    Tough, Raymond's speed is fun to watch and very effective and his IQ is high too. He lacks in his defensive game though and he's a little body. Kuli is easily the best two-way forward on our team > Bozak. Kuli's a big body who protects the puck very well and can hit. Toss a coin if I could vote i'd go Kulemin.
     
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    Why is so necessary to make a thread every frickin day asking fans to choose one leaf over another?

    Bernier or Reimer
    Rielly or Gardiner
    Raymond or Kulemin
    Frazer or Ashton

    Can we not just enjoy having them here?
     
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    Raymond has been solid defensively imo.
     
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    I'd sign Raymond. Kule is gone to Pittsburg 100%.
     
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    Well I gotta do something while I refresh TSN waiting for the standings to update to 6-1.
     
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    Way to early to say and not great timing to get an accurate result in the poll with 1 player out heur and one coming off a 2 goal game.
     
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    really want both back.
     
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    Classic knee-jerk reactions in this thread. Raymond is hot, Kulemin is injured. Raymond is off to a great start for us but I'd be surprised if he wasn't neutralized by the better, tight checking teams. I guess that's why he's a great fit in the East, really on Boston is an EC team that we should be worried about for Raymond.

    I voted for Kulemin, the guys a work horse, Raymond will go on a cold streak and the regress to the mean.
     
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    Kulie. Raymond's playing great, hope he keeps it up. Steal at $1mil, but still a just stopgap for me.

    If he had a higher cap hit or even went on a little cold streak, he'd be Jason Blake 2.0 and the fans would turn on him.
     
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    Yep. Not sure why we need to choose.
     
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    Hard to say. Is this really Raymond or is it the one year wonder we'll end up overpaying to keep down the line? Kulemin also has his flaws, so it all depends on what the price is.
     
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    Kuli. much more consistent. raymond is hot right now but I imagine he will taper off soon
     
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    I find Kuli more relevant to our team, him and McClement are our top PK guys, and he's a great forechecker, MayRay brings some scoring, but I don't think we lack that. With that said, I hope we keep both, and I hope Kuli doesn't bolt to the KHL.
     
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    Consistent in what way? Kulemin can barely carry the puck these days, he gets it and gets rid of it instantly (not in a good way), he's completely lost all confidence with the puck.
     
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    I doubt we have the space to sign either at 3.5
     
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    Kulemin. He's arguably one of our best defensive forwards and the stats don't lie. He faced the highest quality of Competition amongst ALL forwards. Guys a gem.
     
  25. Ace88*

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    Id like to keep them both for ideally 5-6 million, dont care how thats split up
     

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