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Christian Hanson and Nikolai Kulemin don't qualify for arbitration based on age, 1st contract...

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Christian Hanson and Nikolai Kulemin don't qualify for arbitration based on age, 1st contract signing, years pro.

Kevin McGran confirms that these two were not arbitration eligible. This is probably a big reason why Burke is playing such hardball with Kulemin. He literally has no other option if he wants to stay in the NHL which he has stated repeatedly that he does. This is Burke using all of the leverage that he has to get the Leafs the best deals possible. I approve heartily.