Thread: Confirmed with Link: Lupul extended - 5 years x 5.25m
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01-20-2013, 09:07 AM
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I'm leary of having Grabo at 5.5 and Lupul at 6M with Kessel and Phaneuf up for a contract raises in a year's time. What was an advantage of cap space next year could dry up very quickly when the cap goes down to 64M. Nonis has to identify core players and lock them up.

I'm not convinced Grabo and Lupul are core players for this team when it might be time to contend, however Kessel and Phaneuf are, and it is far more important to re-sign them in a shrinking cap scenario.

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