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08-08-2012, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Blue Blooded View Post
Carolina signs Skinner to a ridiculous extension for 6 years @ 5.725. I've never been high on Skinner, but I still feel justified in saying this looks ATM like the worst RFA contract of the cap era.

He put up some very impressive numbers in his rookie year, but had some issues with attitude, defence and playing a team game.

This last season his performance declined while his issues got worse, and he gets rewarded with a contract that will pay him more than Tavares!? Mind-boggling.

This will be like the JVR contract, only worse IMO.
I agree. Sure, Skinner is a good hockey player. HeckA, after his UFA years starts 5+ might no be far off.

But he is undoubedtly overrated. Definitely in the Tyler Myers mode. Just not that talented, and actually pretty flawed in some areas.

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