Lupul's 4 year extension

Sunday, July 20, 2008 ·

Earlier this week, I posted a myspace bulletin regarding Lupul signing a 4 year deal. Now more and more places are reporting what is expected to be a 4 year, $17 million extension.

Lupul, who doesn't turn 25 years old until September, will only be receiving a little less than a $2 million raise. Not bad at all for a guy that had 46 points in 56 games and would have played more games if he had not been destroyed by Derian Hatcher, his own player.

Most of the reports say that the announcement will be made tomorrow.
Lupul who is still young is already a very valuable second line right winger and could develop into a first line right winger. Averaging nearly a point a game last year, Lupul seemed to find a lot of chemistry with centerman Mike Richards. When coming over to Philadelphia, Lupul was much more physical of a player and it opened a side of him we rarely saw in Anaheim and Edmonton. It good to know that the Flyers now ensured that three of their young 20 goal scorers will be around for at least the next 3 seasons and moreso in the cases of Mike Richards and Joffrey Lupul.

It's scary to sit back and look how far this young core went without that guy who had back to back 40 goal seasons...oh yeah, Simon Gagne. Because the move is an extension, the salary cap numbers will not be changed, as he will likely keep his current cap hit.

1 Comments:

Striper 43 said...
July 20, 2008 at 8:26 PM  

I like Lupul. He is a good player who can get red hot at times. The Flyers should be very good next year. You should visit my blog at http://phillysports101.blogspot.com/

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