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02-13-2013, 05:30 PM
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mapleleaf979
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Maybe Lupul had a one off year? No one can say he turned the corner or had a one off.

Is he getting more injuries like in the past? Yes. Some guys have bad luck and the latest was bad luck. But the result was still the same as past history. Long injury. Even last year, Great season but ended in shoulder separation. Why give him 5 years @ 5.5? With the recent success, ill be honest I forgot about Lupul. I like JVR and the handful he represents.

Putting Lupul on the Top line wtih Bozak and Kessel will disrupt 2 lines. As JVR will be on a new line. The chemistry built up in recent weeks or months before Lupul return is erased for one player? Im not so sure u do that right away. Maybe start him on a 3rd line.

I like Lupul but: his injury history, his age and the long recent contract was for me too much too soon. 2yrs for 8 million or 3yrs for 12 would have been safe and fair for both.

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