Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Jeff Skinner Extension 6 years AAV of $5.725M
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08-07-2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
It does buyout 2 UFA years as the rules stand, keep that in mind.
That's dumb, just give him a forever contract.

Someone compared him to Wideman, you can't do that. it's a different market.

Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
I dont know what's terrible about this deal. It's for 6 years-- what were people expecting?

If he signed a three year deal, it would have been for $4.75m at least.

Toss in a couple UFA years and there's no doubt that you get a 6yr/5.75m deal. Not bad at all for a 60-70 point player who very well could still grow as a player.
He hasn't scored 70 points, so you can't call him a 70-point player. You have to do it first, that's how you get paid to be a 70-point player.

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