When Lupul plays more than 30 games in a season he produces at or around 50 pts, the one exception is his time in Edmonton. He's healthy and more importantly he has chemistry with our best player and elevates his game. Lupul would have easily gotten more $$ on the open market, this isn't some scub who just walked on to this team people would have over-paid if they lost out on the big names. Lupul was once a pretty highly touted prospect who wasn't given enough minutes and had a freak career-threatening injury, he's showing his potential now. I think Lupul has like 85 pts in 95 games with us so far, this will easily be Burke's best trade with the Leafs and maybe of his career.
Originally Posted by TRIUMPHATOR