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08:31 AM ET 08.08 | The Carolina Hurricanes are on the verge of locking up another important piece of the puzzle, this one a young star. According to general manager Jim Rutherford's official Twitter account, the club is close to signing forward Jeff Skinner to a new deal. According to TSN Insider Bob McKenzie, Skinner's new deal is believed to be a six-year extension worth an average annual value of $5.725 million. "It looks like we are going to be able to get Jeff Skinner tied up for a number of years," Rutherford stated on Twitter. "Exciting news for our franchise." Skinner has one-year remaining on his entry-level deal. The 2011 Calder Memorial Trophy-winner scored 20 goals and added 24 assists in 64 games with the Hurricanes in 2011-12.

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August 8, 2012  08:43 AM ET

These teams are throwing around an awful lot of money during CBA negotiations...

August 8, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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These teams are throwing around an awful lot of money during CBA negotiations...

the ability to lock up stars may not be as "easy" in the future

August 8, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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the ability to lock up stars may not be as "easy" in the future

but to be tossing this kind of cash around while trying to get concessions is kind of silly.

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August 8, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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but to be tossing this kind of cash around while trying to get concessions is kind of silly.

Recently I visited a customer who was crying the blues when I gave him a price increase. He was whining about how tough things were while we were on his Yacht being served by his private chef and wait staff. Owners ought not to whine about their team's income while showing off the cash they have to spend

August 8, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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but to be tossing this kind of cash around while trying to get concessions is kind of silly.

completely agree ... possibly getting your team stuck to a potentially bad deal

August 8, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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but to be tossing this kind of cash around while trying to get concessions is kind of silly.

Amen. Agree 1000%

August 8, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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Recently I visited a customer who was crying the blues when I gave him a price increase. He was whining about how tough things were while we were on his Yacht being served by his private chef and wait staff. Owners ought not to whine about their team's income while showing off the cash they have to spend

excellent observation.
I can't even afford to get the cracks filled in my driveway, let alone support a full wait staff

August 8, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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Recently I visited a customer who was crying the blues when I gave him a price increase. He was whining about how tough things were while we were on his Yacht being served by his private chef and wait staff. Owners ought not to whine about their team's income while showing off the cash they have to spend

Do you need a driver? Will work for filet's and wine. What kind of fish is that mignon anyway? West Coast?

August 8, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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These teams are throwing around an awful lot of money during CBA negotiations...

Yep, and it rarely pays off.

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August 8, 2012  09:25 AM ET

This is nuts. The kid plays one year in the NHL and they throw almost $6 million a year for six years at him. Not only that he was a minus 8, although I have to admit its better than Eric Staal's minus 20, but still.

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August 8, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Keep in mind he had Tomas Kaberle on the ice with him a lot this year...

So you're saying he should have gotten danger pay too?

August 8, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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This is nuts. The kid plays one year in the NHL and they throw almost $6 million a year for six years at him. Not only that he was a minus 8, although I have to admit its better than Eric Staal's minus 20, but still.

Exactly. He didn't really light up the league last year and needs to go a long way to live up to the hype.

August 8, 2012  10:26 AM ET

Keep in mind 44 points in 80% of season. Doan is gonna get 7-8 mil per year and hasnt cracked 50 points in the last 4 full seasons

i like this kid.

August 8, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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Keep in mind 44 points in 80% of season. Doan is gonna get 7-8 mil per year and hasnt cracked 50 points in the last 4 full seasons

i like this kid.

You're obviously not Superintendent Chalmers.

August 8, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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You're obviously not Superintendent Chalmers.

or Constable Parrot

August 8, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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or Constable Parrot

I'm really trying to connect the 'hygiene squad' with Skinner but I can't. :-(

 
August 8, 2012  10:55 AM ET

Chalmers once dated Agnes Skinner, much to Skinner's dismay (although on other occasions he has mentioned being married). Later, it is revealed that Chalmers is a widower and his wife's name was Rosemary.

Skinner once received a note by Bart's carrier pigeon stating that Chalmers and Edna Krabappel were "doing it"; however, it is possible that the note was merely a prank, rather than Chalmers and Krabappel actually having a fling. Chalmers also once said that he was dating the mother of one of the Springfield Elementary band students.

Chalmers's star sign is Sagittarius.[10]

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