RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Jeff Skinner to a six-year contract extension. The deal will pay Skinner $4,350,000 in 2013-14 and $6 million per season from the 2014-15 season through the 2018-19 season.
Last edited by Boom Boom Anton: 08-08-2012 at 09:29 AM.
31 and 20 goals in his first two season in the NHL. How many of those types of players earn 'not too much above league minimum' on an extension?
It's unrealistic of me to expect it, sure, but he's not really worth much more. He scores a lot of goals, but needs to be sheltered away from tough competition because he's terrible defensively, takes tons of bad penalties, doesn't utilize his linemates, and spent the entirety of his time after his concussion crying every time he got hit.
Lots of players would score 20 goals if they refused to share the puck or put in any effort defensively. Doesn't make them good hockey players.