Joffery Lupul Negotiating Contract Extension With Toronto
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01-20-2013, 12:36 PM
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Oh ok. Well, that's probably the equivalent of Grabovski's contract then. Fair enough.
Yeah. Except Grabo's a centre.
$5.25m x 5 years is too much for Lupul, and there's no reason it should've been done this quickly. The guy had one great year, the rest of the time, he's basically a 25/25 guy, and that's too big a commitment.
The Leafs should've waited out this year to see how he plays. At worst, he's going to be a UFA in a very strong class.
One of the things that the cap-circumventing deals saw was a massive increase in the salaries of the mid-level players, and with those deals now outlawed, the mid-level players are going to feel the brunt of it.
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