OOOOH YEAH! from familyguy.wikia.com
Today we finally got some Leafs news: Nikolai Kulemin was resigned to a two year $2.8 million/year deal. This was effectively his last RFA deal and takes him to UFA at the conclusion. From reading PPP comments on today's FTB it seems that most people are content with the deal. It wasn't a "homerun" as one commenter put it, but it wasn't a bad deal either.
Kulemin was slated to go to team-elected arbitration soon and this deal stopped that process. Many NHL fans will recognize that this is quite a common occurrence. Nobody likes going to arbitration and teams and players often reach a deal beforehand. In fact there were 7 other forwards headed to arbitration this summer who have come to an agreement with their team. I have decided to compare Kulemin to them. Follow me over the jump for the comparison.