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03-30-2009, 12:31 AM
Why So Serious?
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Lupul and all the players mentioned had contracts come up and that set the market price.
I agree that the Lupul contract is "market value" when you take into account points as they compare to the other players you mentioned. That said, it doesn't mean the Flyers have to be the ones to pay that market value for Lupul, and I am of the opinion that they should not.
Its fine to look at players with similar numbers and similar ages and declare market value. But when you watch guys like Lupul on the ice, as compared to others you mentioned, there is a BIG difference in the "fire" they play with on every shift.
So while its fine and technically true to look at Lupul's production and declare it "market value", when you take into account his inconsistencies and lazy play, you are going to have a hard time convincing others on this board that the Flyers should be paying that "market value".
When exactly does inconsistent and lazy play affect market value in a negative fashion? Dustin Penner technically makes market value as well, but I bet the Oilers are as unhappy paying that value as most Flyers fans are about paying Lupul the same kind of coin.
I understand market value, and I also understand how the case can be made that Lupul will be paid correctly, as it pertains to that value. But after watching Lupul for 2 seasons in Philly, I can confidently tell you without any hesitation that he is not worth that amount of money, regardless of what the market says.
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