This isn't the same Joffrey Lupul the Edmonton Oilers had a brief love-hate relationship with. The Toronto Maple Leafs' version, is older, more mature and healthier. He's also an NHL All-Star, and the type of player expected to develop into, having been selected seventh overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. "A lot of it is just being healthy," said Lupul, prior to facing the Oilers Monday. "I went a couple of years without being 100% healthy. To be back and to be 100% is a big confidence boost for me and I'm getting the opportunity to play a big role on this team." Lupul, 28, spent a tumultuous year with the Oilers, having been acquired in the deal that sent Chris Pronger to the Anaheim Ducks following the team's Stanley Cup run in 2006.
Lupul has new life
Toronto Sun | Feb 7