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Lupul re-signs with Toronto 5 years (5.25 average)
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01-21-2013, 10:23 AM
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Not horrible, not great.
Maybe 1-2 years less term and
1-.5 million less cap hit
... but in the end you retain your guy and that is what matters.
Sometimes you have to slightly overpay, it's better to do that than lose player for nothing.
The timing and the term is a little off but the price is standard. If he stays healthy (reason why I don't like the timing) he'll be well worth the contract. The term speaks for itself, 5 years for a guy who hasn't been healthy throughout his career is a little scary for fans but his injuries aren't chronic, more of the bad luck all over the place variety.
Contrary to popular (HF) belief, Lupul is actually a good player. I get a good laugh out of people who claim(ed) he is a 3rd liner. Even on a contending team, Lupul is good enough to play on the top-6. Moving from RW to LW really revitalized his career (playing with Kessel helped) because he has a good shot and gets it off quickly and accurately from his off-wing. He's not fast enough to play RW.
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