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07:28 AM ET 08.29 | As a fresh-faced teen in 2010-11, Jeff Skinner scored 31 times, but his goal totals have declined each year since, and he was a -21 this past season. Skinner now is beginning a six-year contract with the Hurricanes, signed last August, that has a cap hit of $5.725 million a season. That's quite an investment, one he feels he must justify. ... The Canes training camp may offer a few more changes for Skinner, who has been used mostly as a left wing his first three seasons. Canes coach Kirk Muller has said he's unsure if Skinner will line up at center or the wing and whether he'll start on the second line with center Jordan Staal or perhaps on the third line. "It's up to them," Skinner said of the coaching staff.

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August 29, 2013  09:37 AM ET

In a 48 game season he was minus 21? And they still gave him a 6 year deal at almost 6 million a year? Wow!

August 29, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Handling Seguin? Sparkles Yakupov? Fresh faced teen Skinner?

I'm beginning to see a pattern here. Where's Chris Hansen when we need him?

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August 29, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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In a 48 game season he was minus 21? And they still gave him a 6 year deal at almost 6 million a year? Wow!

Well..............they're concentrating on defense.

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August 29, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Well..............they're concentrating on defense.

how long before we see a " 3 Fingers Muller" shot?

August 29, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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how long before we see a " 3 Fingers Muller" shot?

:-)

August 29, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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how long before we see a " 3 Fingers Muller" shot?

LOL - I think Kirk is more of a fist guy....

August 29, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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He better show up before Graham Jones does...

Did Graham James change his name again?

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August 29, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Oh hell.

No worries Danny. We're quite use to Leaf fans being wrong. :-)

August 29, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Handling Seguin? Sparkles Yakupov? Fresh faced teen Skinner?I'm beginning to see a pattern here. Where's Chris Hansen when we need him?

He was fired for soliciting.....

August 29, 2013  11:51 AM ET
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In a 48 game season he was minus 21? And they still gave him a 6 year deal at almost 6 million a year? Wow!

For the Canes that's All-Star status.

August 29, 2013  12:55 PM ET
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LOL - I think Kirk is more of a fist guy....

Thinking Steve was glad to get out of that and not "..spitting out pieces of his broken luck''

August 29, 2013  01:39 PM ET
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He signed the deal before last season.And to be fair to him, the Hurricanes were pretty terrible all around last season.

and didnt he miss some time being concussed

August 29, 2013  01:50 PM ET
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Thinking Steve was glad to get out of that and not "..spitting out pieces of his broken luck''

but in Carolina, can he watch the pretty panties run?

August 29, 2013  03:37 PM ET
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but in Carolina, can he watch the pretty panties run?

Either you're riffing on Aqualung or To***to traded Kessel to the Canes.

August 29, 2013  03:43 PM ET
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Handling Seguin? Sparkles Yakupov? Fresh faced teen Skinner?I'm beginning to see a pattern here. Where's Chris Hansen when we need him?

Read him the e-mail transcripts from the chat sites !!!! Look for all men chatting with J-Skin

August 29, 2013  04:02 PM ET
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Read him the e-mail transcripts from the chat sites !!!! Look for all men chatting with J-Skin

Do you know how to circumcise a whale?

Send down four skin divers.

(Good thing you live inland W2)

 
August 29, 2013  05:15 PM ET
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Do you know how to circumcise a whale?Send down four skin divers.(Good thing you live inland W2)

otherwise known as snip the nip off the tip

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