Thread: Confirmed with Link: JVR Signs Contract Extension
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08-30-2011, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by DrDoom View Post
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.
He had 7 goals in 11 games, and 0 assists. Let's stop acting like this was some miraculous run... outside of his one really dominant game, it was what it was. A nice run by a player in the playoffs, which happens every year. Part of the reason it stood out so much is because our team was so banged up that we were struggling left and right.

And you can go to the thread on the Lupul contract. I posted that day that he was going to get traded. That contract was idiotic, but it's QUITE SIMILAR to this deal in many respects... other than the fact that Lupul had proven more at that point in his career.

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