Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Lupul re-signs with Toronto 5 years (5.25 average)
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01-20-2013, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
So people think on the UFA market Lupul would not have gotten as good of a deal?
That's not the point though. Players will almost always be overpaid in UFA. The point of signing players in season before they hit UFA is to get a deal on them. This, isn't really a "deal". It is by no means a massive overpayment, but it is a bit of one (about .5-.75/year).

If Lupul repeates last year, then this could very well be a steal of a contract. However, he hasn't shown that yet and is very injury prone. I personally think giving him ~4.5M over 2 years would have been preferable. He then can get a bigger contract later if he repeats his production. This contract just takes on a lot of risk for an injury prone player coming ff a career year.

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