Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Lupul re-signs with Toronto 5 years (5.25 average)
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01-20-2013, 07:31 PM
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Not sure why people think this is a bad signing. There are players on second lines earning as much or more. The only thing I question is the timing. It would probably have been more prudent to sign this half way through the season to make sure last year was no fluke and that he can fit in as well under Carlyle.

In 5 years $5.25 million per year will be second line money anyways. Kessel is likelier to resign with Lupul staying. There is no one in Toronto's system anywhere near ready to replace him. You can't hope to replace him with free agents either. Few big names go to Toronto. For people who say he might only amount to a 60 point player, what would be wrong with that? The cut off line for players that got 60 points last year was 58, and that includes a few defenceman. With 30 teams, that means anyone with more than 60 points is likely a top two player on their squad.

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