Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Jeff Skinner Extension 6 years AAV of $5.725M
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08-08-2012, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by habs03 View Post
There really didn't lock him up, that is what some ppl are saying here, there isn't anything wrong with the price, but the term is just not right.

This contract makes Skinner a UFA at 27 years old. The Canes only "locked" him up for ufa years.

Had the Canes signed him to 2 year deal for his 2nd contract, he would still be an RFA and they would then be able to "lock" him up for long term contract.
Is he not under contract for 7 more years, until 2019? That isn't "locked up"? Now there isn't a risk of somebody throwing a ridiculous RFA offer at him. Also, as Rutherford courts free agents in future years, he can say that he has a strong core (Staal,Staal, Skinner, Ward) in place for years. If Faulk has another strong year, I wouldnt' be surprised to see Rutherford do something similar with him.

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