Thread: Confirmed with Link: Lupul extended - 5 years x 5.25m
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01-20-2013, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by John-Eric Iannicello View Post
Something about signing a player right after a breakout season (although a shortened one) doesn't sit well with me.

I'd like to see how he does in this shortened season before throwing big money and term at him (and yes, I know he's been productive in the past).

I hope they are just seeing where his camp's head's at #'s wise first.

He's a good player, but odds are he's not going to maintain his all-star performance from last season.
I feel the exact same way.

I love Lupul - but it was one very impressive year (would have been even better had he not injured his shoulder).

But why not wait it out? Give it 20 games or so and see how he produces before we go handing out contracts?

The flip side of that argument is that the Leafs are so sure in what they have, that they don't want to give him anymore time to try and up his value.

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