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Lupul extended - 5 years x 5.25m
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01-21-2013, 01:31 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: GTA or the UK
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If he puts up a PPG this year, how much do you think he asks for then?
5.75? Close to 6?
Hey, if the Leafs wait 20 games, and Lupul puts up 20ish points and 11 or 12 goals, then what does he ask for? A lot more than 5.25.
This contract suggests that the team has complete confidence in Lupul's ability to carry on last season's form, and if that's the case, then I'm fine with it.
The longer the Leafs let it wait, the greater the likelihood that the Leafs would be having to pay Lupul something closer to what he would get on the open market (close to 6).
FINALLY - we don't know what sort of trades, if any, Nonis has his fingers in. I'll tell you what though - it's easier to convince a guy with an NTC, or a future free agent, to join your team, when you have key members of your core locked up long term, than with uncertainty.
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