Thread: News Article: Knuble may not be a Flyer next year
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03-28-2009, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Rebel Banker View Post
as for lupul, where are you gonna find a 25-30 goal scorer, 25 y/o or under, & is a good two-way player? could we use the cap space? sure, but his contract isn't ridiculous - look at others in his age range w/ the same pedigree and see what they make (horton, hartnell, penner, jordan staal, cole, malone - off the top of my head).
Claude Giroux. $821K.

Knuble gives you the same production for half the money and twice the intangibles.

Lupul has to go. His contract next year sticks out like a sore thumb on this team. We're in major financial trouble, we don't have time or the cap space to wait for him to earn that deal. His offensive production, in my opinion, isn't worth $4.25M.

Also, you named a bunch of players who bring things to the table that Lupul doesn't. Most of them are of the power forward variety. Lupul is a soft, one dimensional goal scorer who really doesn't score that much.

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