Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Jeff Skinner Extension 6 years AAV of $5.725M
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08-08-2012, 11:03 AM
Faidh ar Rud Eigin
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You got to think a little to realize why this is a good deal for the Hurricanes.

Like many others have said, he's still got one year left on his ELC, so this doesn't matter this season. The next season his contract is a little bit under 5 million, probably what he would have got on a regular second contract. Now they have a guy who could be a PPG 40 goal scorer locked up for 6 years after his ELC expires at a very healthy cap hit.

If Skinner is even only a 35-35 guy for the duration of this contract, doesn't it look good? Lets say Skinner scores 45 goals in the final year of what many think they should have done, a bridge deal, how much money does Skinner get on his third contract? With how much the cap goes up, that deal could have been over $8 million a season.

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