Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Lupul re-signs with Toronto 5 years (5.25 average)
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01-20-2013, 01:46 PM
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seanlinden
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Originally Posted by roach9 View Post
It certainly sets a precedence for Perry / Getzlaf over the summer (if they come to TO) and how much they will command.

Same can be said for Kessel.

All 3 of those players will want substantially more than a iffy-1st-2nd-liner.
Not really.

Getzlaf and Perry are going to bet paid because teams need them, not because of what Joffrey Lupul was signed for. I would also think that this signing would put to rest any idea in Leafs fans heads about signing Corey Perry. Without the backdiving deals, they could quite easily be looking close to $8m per season... that wasn't going to be changed by Lupul making $5.25m or $4.25m.

It should have a greater impact on Kessel, who I suspect the Leafs will want to tie up in the coming offseason.

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