Anybody ever see Jeffrey Skinner as a 50 goal scorer?

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  1. SaskCanesFan

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    As someone who's watched the majority of Canes games the last 5 or so years, yes absolutely. He won't get there every year, but there was never a doubt that he was capable in the right situation, he's more than talented enough.

    He had to drag around some terrible linemates and still put up 30+, but playing for a team nobody watches led to him being crazy underrated. One of the best pure finishers in the league
     
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    You act like they’ve been picking in the top of the draft every year or something. They’ve had exactly three top 5 picks in the last 13 years. The Hurricanes main problem is they’re always just good enough to miss out on getting the top talent.
     
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    Top 15 is still a lottery pick technically.
     
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    The OP was fine until the end. Skinner can score, but if you're signing him expecting 50 goals every year you're sadly mistaken. He's a complimentary scorer like Kessel. Not a franchise guy you pay 10+ million a year for
     
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    Yes, sure. He was a 30 goal scorer on a Canes-team where he had absolutely no help. 50 goals with a great playmaker is plausible. Especially when we consider that Skinner isn't one of those opportunistic coasters(Pacioretty), he has huge effort level.

    I disagree, Skinner and Kessel play a fundamentally different game. There is a good reason he leads Avs in +/- by a large margin even if we consider the stat terrible. Skinner isn't a complimentary player type at all.
     
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    Have you watched him much? He’s pretty good even without elite company. Did really well without Eichel, statistically Eichel is the one getting the boost from Skinner.
     
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    Skinner doesn't have a lot of comparable players.

    He was kind of like Datsyuk with little defensive game in Carolina. What I mean is he could strip the puck and dangle through a few players to score and look like a magician or just cherry pick and give up the puck.

    If he plays with people who can defend for him and get him the puck repeatedly he can be a 40g guy for the foreseeable future.
     
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    "Jeffrey" Skinner? Who are you? His mother?
     
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    Holy the hot takes around here. No I see him as a guy who struggles a lot to hit 35, What has he hit it twice in 9 years? And he's in a contract year. Nobody calls cheechoo a 50 goal scorer and rightfully so.
     
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    IMO, this is the best we'll ever see him play. I feel he'll cool off and fall short of 50 this season.
    I would not pay 9.5 million for him if I were the Sabres,
     
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    Only halfway through the season, and not top 30 in scoring. More context.
    There’s generally only a few players who hover around the very tip top of the goal scorers list through the season any year, and every year there’s a number who fall off somewhere after half.

    “HoF level” is way out of his reach, an amusing suggestion in the OP
     
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    This new (however short lived) scoring era is putting a lot of players in scoring realms we wouldn't have expected.
     
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    Skinner is great, but he's shooting at 21.6% this year, which is way above his career average shooting percentage (11.4%). Applying his career average of 11.4% to his current shot totals, he should have ~16 goals right now, not 30. That would put him on pace for a 30 goal season. I expect to see him more in that 30-35 goal range going forward after this season.
     
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    Skinner will be a terrible UFA to sign. Mark my words. And Buffalo has to watch it, they already made a big mistake with Okposo and they are stuck with him.
    When is the last time a big UFA winger worked-out?

    Toronto recognized this and never had any interest keeping JVR.
     
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    30 goals as a rookie with a Calder trophy and coming into the league as the hands down best skater yes, it’s crazy that he hasn’t done it ever
     
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    Perry was one of the best goal scorers in the NHL for a good eight to ten years. I don't see the comparable.

    NHL.com - Stats
     
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    Or.. maybe this is the new norm. Which would be nice.
     
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    You just gonna keep repeating yourself until you find someone to argue with???
     
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    Came here to post exactly this, verbatim.
     
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    He's never scored less than a 19-goal pace in his NHL career. Perennial 19-goal scorer Jeff Skinner!
     
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    I personally suspected he would hit 50 (or come close) at least once in his career.
     
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    Yeah, you know, Toronto, quite obviously, always does it right.

    In fact, all that success over the years has led the Maple Leafs to expand their trophy case multiple times.
     
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    lol...


    Can't say I didn't chuckle. :oops:
     

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