Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Lupul re-signs with Toronto 5 years (5.25 average)
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01-20-2013, 03:56 PM
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Ok signing. Not good not bad. IMO should have waited for few months to see how things go. But maybe then Lupul would/could have demanded more.

If he's injured a lot he'll be on IR. I seriously doubt that money will be problem for the Leafs the next five years.

If he regresses a little, say 55-60 point player it's still ok contract.

If he falls off the cliff and won't be legit top6er then this will be bad. That could have been avoided by going for 2-3 year contract. But Lupul camp probably wouldn't have accepted that unless the cap hit would have been 7+ mil. Which would have been pretty bad ofc.

So imo this is better than letting him walk. Some team would have paid him that money, I think, so no way Lupul would have accepted shorter contract.

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