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Penguins Interested in Leafs’ Kulemin?

From TheFourthPeriod.com (Stick-tap to @johncwit for the heads-up):

The Pittsburgh Penguins, sitting first in the Atlantic Division, could be looking to acquire another winger to play alongside Evgeni Malkin.

It's believed the Penguins are once again taking a look at Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin.

Malkin, who currently leads the Penguins in assists with 10, played alongside Kulemin during the lockout in the KHL.

Last season, the Penguins inquired about Kulemin's availability, but a deal was never finalized and then-GM Brian Burke reportedly turned down a first-round pick in exchange for him.

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This is one of the pipe dream deals I have been wanting to happen. Kulemin would be a nice addition to the Malkin/Neal line and add even more size to that group. I would imagine he could play with Kunitz and Crosby as well, allowing Dupuis to drop back down to a role better suited for him on the 2nd or 3rd line.

With Burke out it is worth exploring again… Pens still have a wealth of blueline prospects and picks they can move.

Posted by Russian Rocket on 02/07/13 at 03:23 PM ET

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