Thread: Confirmed with Link: Lupul extended - 5 years x 5.25m
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01-20-2013, 10:25 AM
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Cool Hand Luke
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Originally Posted by blasted_Sabre View Post
No, its not really.

5 years have passed and the cap is different (inflation). The most significant however is UFA vs RFA. RFAs have little leverage other then the ability to sit out (see Subban, Benn, O'Rielly). UFAs can go to the highest bidder.
With the cap going down this off-season, plus all of the amnesty buyouts, the free agent market change. Offers will drop due to less teams being able to fit under the cap. There will be a major deflation. I think Lupul takes what he can get now. I think a lot of players will re-sign before the end of the season.

My prediction: Lupul takes 5 years at 25 million, front loaded 6/6/5/4/4 for a 5 mil cap number.

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