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JEFF SKINNER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jeff Skinner's goal scoring surge

Jeff Skinner was the center of all trade rumors for the Carolina Hurricanes this summer. He was coming off the worst season of his young career and was about to enter the first year of a new six-year, $34.4 mil. contract. At first glance, it looked like Skinner was a player on the decline and the Hurricanes should consider trading him to fill other needs. Factor in his injury history...
Via Shutdown Line
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Skinner gives Taylor Swift an autographed jersey

Carolina Hurricanes young star Jeff Skinner had a brush with greatness recently when he not only was able to present country pop megastar Taylor Swift with a replica of his very own team jersey that he had autographed, but also was afforded the opportunity to pose alongside the attractive young lady. The photo, perhaps snapped […]The post Carolina Hurricanes star Jeff Skinner gives...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Jeff Skinner is due for a great season

A hot topic for Carolina fans this off-season has been Jeff Skinner and what the team should do with him. After an amazing rookie season, it seems like there have been nothing but questions surrounding him. What happens if he gets injured again? Is he a center or a winger? Can he develop chemistry with Jordan Staal? Will he ever re-capture the magic of his rookie season? Is he too...
Via Shutdown Line
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Skinner is actually improving?

Rookie seasons like the one Jeff Skinner had come around once every so often. As an 18 year old, he had a 31-goal season, recorded 61 points and produced at an astounding rate of 2.49 points per 60 minutes during 5-on-5 play. A rookie putting up those kind of numbers is rare and it's unheard of for an 18-year old to have that kind of year. Having a rookie season like this will...
Via Shutdown Line
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Jeff Skinner's spectacular dive against Pittsburgh

There are dives and then there's whatever Jeff Skinner was trying to accomplish above. With seemingly no contact on his legs, Skinner's feet propelled out from under him, sending him sprawling to the ice. Upon further review, it's unclear what he was actually doing. At first it looks like his stick might have caught the Penguin skating by, causing Skinner to lose his...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Skinner, 'Canes agree on 6-year extension

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Jeff Skinner to a six-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2018-19. The team announced the deal Wednesday. Skinner - who won the Calder Trophy in 2011 as the NHL's rookie of the year - will make $4.35 million in 2013-14 and $6 million each of the five seasons after that. His entry contract that pays him...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

'Canes' Skinner 'real close' to return

Carolina Hurricanes star Jeff Skinner says he's ''getting real close'' to returning from a concussion that has kept him out for 15 games. Coach Kirk Muller said after Friday's practice that it's possible the NHL rookie of the year could be in the lineup Saturday night against Boston, but ''I'm not going to put him in unless I get that gut...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner returns to practice

Jeff Skinner has returned to practice with the Carolina Hurricanes in the latest step in his recovery from a concussion. Last year's NHL rookie of the year skated Monday with the Hurricanes for the first time since the injury. The forward wore a yellow jersey that meant no contact. He says there remains no timetable for returning to games but that ''we're just trying...
Via Fox Sports
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

'Canes Insider: Taking it slow with Skinner's return

The concussion suffered by left wing Jeff Skinner earlier this month is reason for concern in the organization. Skinner is a young second-year forward who has been savvy at avoiding big hits, for the most part. He gained Rookie of the Year honors for 2010-11 after playing in every game. He won't be rushed back to the lineup, though information on Skinner's absence has been...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Video- Could This Be The Cause Of Jeff Skinner’s Illness?

Skinner missed Friday’s game due to flu-like symptoms and has returned to Carolina for further evaluation while the Canes are in Toronto for their next game on Tuesday. Maybe this has something to do with his illness: Last Wednesday, late against Edmonton…
Via Kukla's Korner
December 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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