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Official: Skinner Signs 8 year, $72MM Extension

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Hate the contract, but we couldn’t let him walk.

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Hasn’t this been reported a million times? What makes this time different?

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1 minute ago, Derrico said:

Earn it.

And this.

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1 minute ago, #freejame said:

Hasn’t this been reported a million times? What makes this time different?

It’s McKenzie reporting it 

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Just now, #freejame said:

Hasn’t this been reported a million times? What makes this time different?

I read closing in as Skinner has agreed to a framework and it’s down to the Is and Ts.

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I hope it's not over 9. 

8.9 would be swell for optics 😁

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Those terms were inevitable.

Personally, I don't care about the money or years.  It's up to the GM to figure out a way to work with it.  I just want to see the on ice performance.

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Who wants to help me wheel in the crow for the people who *just knew* he'd be going to UFA since he was this close. Lots of it to go around. 

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Just now, TrueBlueGED said:

Who wants to help me wheel in the crow for the people who *just knew* he'd be going to UFA since he was this close. Lots of it to go around. 

I'm still cooking up the ROR crow.

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Just now, Weave said:

I'm still cooking up the ROR crow.

Why? I think time has proven you can't win with a guy like that in the locker room. 

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Just now, TrueBlueGED said:

Who wants to help me wheel in the crow for the people who *just knew* he'd be going to UFA since he was this close. Lots of it to go around. 

No idea why...Skinner has always said he loved it here and wanted to stay. This is th3 closest place near home not named Toronto which has 0 prayer of offering him a contract and Skinner talked to Kreuger as if he was planning on  being here discussing things in future terms with the team...its never been a thought that he was trying to leave.

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Well I hope this leads to a very busy offseason for Botts.  Don't want to cut corners but the time to start winning has very much arrived.  Skinner probably has about 4-5 good years and we have to take advantage of that.  We need Dahlin, Mitts and Montour taking big steps but have to add big time from outside.  We need a second line centre and another two top to middle 6 wingers at the least.  Another Dman would be nice too.

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Do people realize how many players currently make $9 million or more.

This is a great deal and was never any real doubt it would get done.

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Just now, matter2003 said:

No idea why...Skinner has always said he loved it here and wanted to stay. This is th3 closest place near home not named Toronto which has 0 prayer of offering him a contract and Skinner talked to Kreuger as if he was planning on  being here discussing things in future terms with the team...its never been a thought that he was trying to leave.

For some, "Because Buffalo" has the power of the infinity gauntlet with all six stones. 

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1 minute ago, matter2003 said:

No idea why...Skinner has always said he loved it here and wanted to stay. This is th3 closest place near home not named Toronto which has 0 prayer of offering him a contract and Skinner talked to Kreuger as if he was planning on  being here discussing things in future terms with the team...its never been a thought that he was trying to leave.

Loved it enough to stay if we gave him above market value. He'd need over 10mil a year over 7 to match the total $ he'll get from Buffalo in a 9mil AAV deal 

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6 minutes ago, dudacek said:

Hate the contract, but we couldn’t let him walk.

This, although I would add if we're paying that much there better not be any NTCs or NMCs on the back half of the deal. Front loading it as much as the CBA allows would also be helpful.

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Just now, tom webster said:

Do people realize how many players currently make $9 million or more.

This is a great deal and was never any real doubt it would get done.

I don't think you can consider a market value deal to be a great deal. It's appropriate, expected, and necessary. But great? No. 

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4 minutes ago, Thorny said:

I hope it's not over 9. 

8.9 would be swell for optics 😁

8.953 

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1 minute ago, Brawndo said:

8.953 

for realz?

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3 minutes ago, TrueBlueGED said:

Why? I think time has proven you can't win with a guy like that in the locker room. 

I like the cut of your jib.

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3 minutes ago, TrueBlueGED said:

For some, "Because Buffalo" has the power of the infinity gauntlet with all six stones. 

What if the 'Because Buffalo' comes when he's eating up $9 mil in cap space over the last 2 years scoring 15 goals and 28 points?

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I think this is something JBott had to do. A failed coach and bad season on top of the ROR trade. 9 mil seems like a lot but I am willing to reserve judgment until next season. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Derrico said:

What if the 'Because Buffalo' comes when he's eating up $9 mil in cap space over the last 2 years scoring 15 goals and 28 points?

As long as he's part of a playoff team for the previous 6 years, I won't care. Eichel is in his prime. Dahlin is about to be. The time is now. 

My feelings on the longed term consequences would be considerably different if our best players were still Vanek and Pominville. But that's not the case anymore. Let's win some freaking games. 

Edit: Also, to be clear, my reference to "because Buffalo" was concerning those who were fatalistic about Skinner leaving, not those making arguments that this contract may be ill-advised. 

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