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11-09-2012, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
I think if the Jets did try to flip Pavelec they'd be looking at a Kulemin-type player in return. Pavelec hasn't shown himself to be worth a top line forward.
Despite Lupul's numbers last year, he had only ever proven to be a top line forward on a mediocre non playoff team while receiving the benefits of lots of minutes and a major offensive player to play with.

Considering the fact Lupul has always been regarded as a complimentary scoring forward his whole career, the trade with Winnipeg for Pavs seems quite on par with what a guy who only has this season under contract, and could possibly be looking for make more than Pavs and what he currently makes. While Pavs carries a nice medium sized but long term contract while providing more stability and is quite more proven than Reimer.

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