Last night Carolina Hurricanes’ GM Jim Rutherford posted an odd tweet:
It looks like we are going to be able to get Jeff Skinner tied up for a number of years. Exciting news for our franchise.
— Jim Rutherford (@HurricanesGM) August 7, 2012
“It looks like?” What an odd thing to say – either A) you ARE able to get him locked up for “a number of years,” or B) keep your mouth shut until it’s certain, right? But ANYWAY…
It’s a done deal. According to Bob McKenzie of the Canadian Cottage and Hammock company (wait, actually it’s TSN, he’s just on vacay), the deal is for six years and 34.35 million dollars, a cap hit of 5.725 million bucks a season. Read the rest of this entry »