Thread: Confirmed with Link: JVR Signs Contract Extension
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08-30-2011, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Not really, Lupul signed that deal coming off 20-26-46 in 56 games (and he missed those games because Hatcher was a moron). It was, however, a dumb contract to be handing out in the summer to him.

And there isn't much JAM in JVR's game, he's a very soft player.
So which is it..did he deserve it b/c of his production or didn't he? That contract at the time was def unjustified despite his production IMO..it was way too much above market rate. The fact we had to give up a pick to Anaheim in the Pronger deal to take on that contract pretty much confirms it.

JVR's JAM is still in question but I think Lupul proved his inconsistency a bit more than JVR has. JVR in the playoffs like Giroux the previous year showed some real impressive "breakout" potential against intense competition. He petered out against Boston somewhat but then again the whole team crapped the bed against that team. His commitment in the offseason should bode well but we shall see..a bit too soon to pass judgement.

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