Thread: Confirmed with Link: Lupul extended - 5 years x 5.25m
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01-20-2013, 09:55 PM
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Lupul is no different than any other player on this roster, he was re-upped at 1M per year from his previous salary. Expectations change with being one of the highest paid on the team. We got a discount last year with a 67 point in 66 game season at 4.25M per. Saying that I can justify the salary with a player who is obviously been given a leadership role on the team this year, and is a respected player by his peers. 5.25M is pricey but given the Grabo precedent set last year, we can consider ourselves lucky he took less to stay a Leaf. It's only .750 more than Komi, so all in all it is not a terrible contract given the circumstances.

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