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11-03-2012, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Summer Ruutu View Post
How many 20-year old NHLers aren't playing somewhere by now? This is ridiculous. Jeff Skinner's commitment to his development is disgraceful. The Hurricanes invest $5.75M/yr in this clown and he can't even show up to an AHL training camp.
I don't know if this has been posted in one of the other threads:

@ice_chip: Skinner's agent, Rick Curran, said uncertainty of CBA negotiations and status of guaranteed contracts led him to advise Skinner to stay put.

@ice_chip: @horaxhorax Hall apparently had to insure his 7-year extension against an injury in AHL.

@ice_chip: Skinner's agent, Rick Curran, said uncertainty of CBA negotiations and status of guaranteed contracts led him to advise Skinner to stay put.

@ice_chip: Curran said Skinner wanted to play for Checkers. Said he told Skinner prudent decision was not to take the risk because of dollars involved.


I guess I can see where the agent is coming from. With all this CBA uncertainty he couldn't give Skinner assurance that his contract would be preserved if he suffered a career-altering injury. And while the obvious solution is to insure the deal, it might be easier said than done when talking about a kid who has multiple concussions already.

Professionally, he's probably making the safe move... even if it sucks for us. Too much to lose and little to gain.

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