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07-10-2013, 05:19 AM
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Never been a PPG guy, despite the Canes basically letting him cherrypick 24/7. Not a fan, and not a franchise wing. Vanek is a franchise winger.



That's great and all, but he is already full price at $5.7 million. There's attitude concerns there, and crap like the stomping that just won't fly in the room here. His value in trade is not what you'd normally associate with a 30 goal scoring 21 year old. The price is more than what was suggested, but not as high as you'd think.
His contract should not be the determining factor on whether or not he is a franchise winger. He may not be a PPG, but he has 131 points in 188 games as a 21 year old. He and Thomas Vanek had near the same amount of points after their first 188 games. I don't know what's not to like. He's going to be a great NHL player for the rest of his career. If Vanek is a franchise winger, which he is, Skinner is on his way to be. It will take a significant amount to pry him out of Carolina, IMO. You don't just give up a player like that for a prospect that has played 0 games and a roster player/draft pick.

in nowadays NHL, many players are known/rumored to have attitude problems. Look at Seguin, didn't drop his trade value a bit.


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