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12-08-2012, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by AntonfortheHart View Post
Yeah, as much as I love Skinner, he's not going to beat out somebody for a scoring role, and his defense leaves something to be desired on NHL ice. Unless he starts lighting it up once hockey starts again or Team Canada wants to reunite that Eberle-Tavares-Skinner line that was an absolute treat to watch at the WHC, he'll be left off, and rightfully so.
Looking at my lineup, I do not see how Skinner would fit-in or replace anyone that would share the same role as him... I love the kid, he's a special talent and he was on my radar when he got drafted; but at the end of the day I don't see him beating out any of the guys listed below.

There is an outside chance that he does make a case for himself next season (if there is one...)

Tavares - Crosby - Stamkos
Giroux - Toews - Eberle
Perry - RNH - J. Neal
Richards - Spezza/E. Staal - Getzlaf

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